Watch: Calif. firefighters hose down zoo animals amidst heat wave

Firefighters were called to the Oakland Zoo to cool off the elephants as visitors watched


By FireRescue1 Staff

OAKLAND, Calif. — For the first time ever, the Oakland Zoo asked firefighters to provide a little relief for the animals during a heat wave.

SFGate reported that the Oakland Fire Department used hoses to cool down the African elephants.

Visitors watched as firefighters William Sweeting and Marc Perez happily helped.

 
Firefighters Cool Down Elephants

Elephants get a cool down on a hot muggy day. Thanks Oakland Firefighters Station #28!

Posted by Oakland Zoo on Thursday, August 3, 2017
 
Oakland Firefighters Cool Off Elephants at Oakland Zoo

Oakland Fire Dept Station #28 is cooling off the elephants!

Posted by Oakland Zoo on Thursday, August 3, 2017

 

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