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Older elephants require special care

Dumbo may not age, but time (and gravity) catches up with elephants, who typically live into their mid-60s. Each morning, the Phoenix Zoo’s three elephants take turns soaking their feet in warm water and Epsom salts before getting a nice warm shower.

They also get various age-related supplements and pain relievers, either via Gatorade (keepers pour a cup at a time into their trunks) or buried inside a soggy mash of elephant treats.

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