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Monday, March 23, 2009

Pink (albino) elephant caught on camera in Botswana

A wildlife photographer, Mike Holding, captured a pink baby elephant on camera in Botswana. The pink elephant calf was amongst a herd of about 80 elephants in Botswana's Okavango Delta. It is thought to be an albino elephant. The albino condition is rare in African elephants and unfortunately this youngster may face blindness and skin problems due to it's condition. It will have to seek shade which will be somewhat easier in the Okavango delta than in many parts of Africa. Apparently it already appears to be seeking the shade of it's mother. More on this story from the BBC here.

It's seems there's a lot of news about elephant calves at the moment. See our previous post from Lion Sands about an elephant birth.

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