A mineral rich mud-pack can help remove the slightest of impurities so it’s no surprise to see this buffalo making the most of what Mother Nature has to offer.
Annoyed with parasites and the heat of the African sun, the Cape buffalo ended up rolling over, legs in the air, just to ensure he was fully covered.
The cooling effect of the mud helps to regulate the animal’s temperature and soothe its skin. Once the mud dries and falls off, it takes with it any irritating ticks or insects.
The animal was pictured by British photographers Ann and Steve Toon who were visiting the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.