We human beings in general have water bath to clean our body. During summers the frequency increases to cool our body. As the present life style keeps us away from the sun rays most of us suffer from deficiency of Vitamin D. In certain cases doctors do suggest for soil or dust bath as a last measure being a nature cure.
Most of us during our visit to the wildlife parks must have seen animals such as sambar deer, elephants, wild boar having mud bath. At the same time birds such as jungle crow, common myna, house sparrow, bee eater, peahen, jungle fowl and many others having dust bath on the safari route.