It's been hard to keep cool in the Bay Area this week. Especially if you weigh 6 tons.
The Oakland Zoo's African elephants, however, got some help with a nice, cool shower Thursday, courtesy of the Oakland Fire Department.
The crew at Station 28 got a pretty cool assignment when it was called upon to turn its hoses on wildlife instead of a wildfire.
And zoo visitors got an entertaining show, as at least one of the elephants was enjoying the hose-down and the spotlight.
Temperatures in Oakland reached the mid-70s on Thursday, with unusually high humidity, while other areas of the East Bay reached the 90s and 100s.