Pink Elephant Is Caught on Camera

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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.”

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March
21, 2009

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