[Ahmedabad, April 18. Image via Getty.]

Male Indian elephant 'Ashok', 21, is given a cool shower by his unseen caretaker Shankardas to beat off the heat at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmedabad on April 18, 2009. The temperature in western India's Gujarat state is on the rise, with temperatures forecast for 44 Celsius in the afternoon of April 19. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)