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I see pink elephants...do you?



Once upon a time, it was a regular occurrence for me to speak of the pink and purple polka dotted elephants that were climbing in the trees.

Well it isn't purple or polka dotted, but it is most definitely pink!!  And this time, people aren't going to look at me like I'm crazy for it. You can see it yourself!



Here's a bit more information about the little pink guy:

A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta.

Experts believe it is probably an albino, which is an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants.

They are unsure of its chances of long-term survival - the
blazing African sunlight may cause blindness and skin problems for the
calf.

Mike Holding, who spotted the baby while filming
for a BBC wildlife programme, said: "We only saw it for a couple of
minutes as the herd crossed the river.


"This was a really exciting moment for everyone in camp. We knew it was a rare sighting - no-one could believe their eyes."

Documented evidence

Albino elephants are not usually white, but instead they have more of a reddish-brown or pink hue.

While albinism is thought to be fairly common in Asian elephants, it is much less common in the larger African species.





Isn't it cute? And I know I'm not just imagining pink elephants because the news hit internationally, hehe.

2 comments:
Kitty said...

Pink elephants and a pretty new blog design... Score!

Staci said...

aww just like what dumbo saw after havin a few!!! lol

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