LOOK: Tiny Pink Elephant Spotted in South Africa

August 15, 2018

This little elephant was born to stand out Take a look at the pink pachyderm that was recently spotted in South Africa's Kruger National Park

These photos come from Nicki Coertze, who was on a safari with his family, when he spotted the unique baby drinking out of the Shingwedsi River with its family And fortunately for all of us, he had his camera with him to snap these a dorable photos of the pink elephant The little baby is believed to be albino, which means it has little or no melanin production We humans may get a kick out of seeing a tiny pink elephant, but the condition will most likely make life pretty tough for the little guy The elephant's typical gray color helps it blend in with its surroundings and prevents sunburn

Not to mention, albinism often affects one's vision, and elephants already have pretty poor eyesight At least, it seems, the rosy little animal has a good support group For NewsBeat Social, I'm Molly Riehl


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