Seriously?! A PINK F*cking ELEPHANT?!

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A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana.

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. –> Are you KIDDING ME? Does that mean pink elephants are running all over the place in Asia??? WTF??

… the condition might make it difficult for the calf to survive into adulthood.

“What happens to these young albino calves remains a mystery,” said Dr Chase… However, he told BBC News that there might be a ray of hope for the pink calf as it already seemed to be learning to adapt to its condition.

“Already the two-to-three-month-old calf seems to be walking in the shade of its mother.

“This behaviour suggests it is aware of its susceptibility to the harsh African sun, and adapted a unique behaviour to improve its chances of survival.”

He added: “I have learned that elephants are highly adaptable, intelligent and masters of survival.”

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