Elephant behavior question?

Hey, Yahoo community. I was at a zoo on a day when the heat was in the triple digits. The elephant sprayed some teenage girls with water from its tank. The girls screamed and ran. The elephant ignored me. I waited until later to laugh so I wouldn't make the girls mad. He never moved his ears, stared,... show more Hey, Yahoo community. I was at a zoo on a day when the heat was in the triple digits. The elephant sprayed some teenage girls with water from its tank. The girls screamed and ran. The elephant ignored me. I waited until later to laugh so I wouldn't make the girls mad. He never moved his ears, stared, charged or made a sound. I assume he wasn't being aggressive. Is there any of knowing whether he was playing a joke or trying to be helpful and cool off the girls on a hot day? I e-mailed the zoo but they didn't answer. I can understand that because animal care is job one.
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