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Albino Baby Elephant Sticks Out From The Rest Of His Family With His Beautiful, Pink Skin

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

Videos of baby elephants can offer endless hours of entertainment. The little ones are energetic, playful, and adventurous. As newborns, they love exploring all sights and smells around them while they’re getting used to their bodies, especially their large trunks.

Recently, cameras caught a rare sight at Kruger National Park in South African. It wasn’t just any baby elephant who emerged, but an albino.

The clip below shows the young animal playing in the water and mud with the rest of his family, behaving as any one of his species would. The only difference between him and them is the color of his skin, which is pink.

In fact, this phenomenon is so rare that this is likely the first time an elephant like this one has been caught on camera.

The rarity of spotting albino elephants is partially because albinism doesn’t allow them to live long into adulthood. The condition makes their skin very sensitive to the heat of the sun and can cause blindness as well.

Albinism is more common in smaller elephants who live in Asia.

Nevertheless, this little one will be taken care of with the same dedication and love all herds have for their young. He looks very happy playing with the older elephants!

Please SHARE if you had no idea that elephants like this baby even existed!

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