Do you like taking baths? Enjoyable or not, baths are important because they keep us clean. Many animals also take baths to keep themselves clean. But some animals bathe for other reasons. They may be trying to cool off, warm up, or get rid of parasites. Some take dust baths or wallow in the mud. Others shower in the rain or splash in a puddle. Strangest of all is the ant bath, something you probably don't want to try yourself.