Rare baby pink elephant caught on camera in Africa
A very rare baby pink elephant has been seen by a wildlife cameraman in the Okavango Delta with a herd of about 80 other elephants. Most likely, the pink elephant is an albino calf, which is really rare among African elephants.
However, due to the hot African sun, the chances of long term survival could be slim, due to the light colour of the skin, which could cause skin problems and blindness.
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.
Albino elephants usually look pink in colour, not white. This is the first time that such a sighting has been known to take place in Botswana.
The cameramen are hopeful that the calf will adapt by using techniques such as caking itself in mud and sheltering in the shade of its mother.
Elephants can be 'masters of survival'.
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