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post #1 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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PINK elephant :)

My family recently came home from a holiday in the Kruger National Park, and we came across this little guy. He's very young, they estimate him to be only a month old, if even that, and as you can see, he's an albino elephant. Its a wonder he survived this long with the heat of the sun, as albinos are very sensitive to the sun, then we saw how his family care for him - they are fierce when it came to keeping him safe (we were charged several times if we got too close), and the sweetest of all - they pack mud all over him to protect from the sun when the days at its hottest.

His life expectancy isnt as high as other elephants, but if he continues to be cared for how he is being, and learns to put mud on himself later in life, he should live a great life. Plus, he's adorable!

Who said pink elephants don't exist? :P

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 04:03 AM
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That is so cute!

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post #3 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 05:24 AM
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Wow, you are so lucky to have seen that in person. Elephants are so fascinating.

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post #4 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 06:00 AM
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Wow that's so cute! Very nice to hear that his mother takes care of him properly!

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 07:46 AM
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwww
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post #6 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 08:59 AM
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Lucky you for seeing that -quite an experience. Thanks for sharing.
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 09:47 AM
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Squeeeeee!

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post #8 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 09:56 AM
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I'll second that Squeeeee! How cute!

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 11:09 PM
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That's so interesting how the other elephants care for him, very adorable too!
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 11:13 PM
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That is just incredible to see. Luck you, and thank you for sharing the pictures.

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