Friday, December 6, 2013
History of Animal Baths
Bathing: "A washing or immersion of something, especially the body, in water, steam, ect."-http://dictionary.reference.com. The most common animal we mostly see bathing itself is the bird. We even have man made bird baths for them, just to watch their behavior in our own backyards. "Just because tigers, monkeys, and birds don't roll out of bed, jump in the shower, and turn on the tap, doesn't mean they don't have serious and involved ways to get clean. Bathing has been a central ritual of human civilizations for nearly all of recorded history but many animals, too, need to bathe to maintain hygiene and body temperature."-treehugger.com.A good book to look into, Splish Splash Animal Baths, by April Sayre, written all about animal baths and their natural instinct to bathe themselves, gives a good insight on animal behavior also.