Ongard, an elephant housed at The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, on Wednesday was able to enjoy a nice summer shower thanks to a team of Miami-Dade County firefighters who attached one of their hoses to a fire hydrant at the zoo and gave the pachyderm a bath, the zoo said in a statement.

This was the first time that the 11-year-old Asian elephant, known affectionately as "Ardy," had had an experience of this kind, although at first he seemed somewhat "apprehensive."

But little by little, he got used to the idea and gained confidence and "was soon enjoying the refreshing shower."