This is story of an albino elephant which was lucky enough to be photographed.
It is said that for every 10,000 newborn mammals on the planet, one albino is born. Albinism is a fairly rare disease among animals, and any such case is usually well known to scientists and well documented.
But it still happens that small albinos appear, about which a person does not yet know anything, since these babies regularly hide in their own herd.
This is the story of a small albino elephant who was lucky enough to be photographed by traveler Niki Curts during his African safari tour. Taking pictures of the surrounding nature, Nicky noticed a herd of elephants.
Looking closer, he saw something striking and special. It was a small pink elephant, an absolute albino, which a man had never seen before in his life.
It is well known that in certain cases our smaller brothers do not accept newly born albino cubs, killing them or expelling them from the herd. But, looking at these photos, we can assume that this pink baby elephant lives in care and love.
This disease is extremely rare in African elephants, but cases do occur nonetheless. An interesting fact is that in animals, unlike us, albinism is inherited.
Who knows what difficulties this baby will have to face in the future because of his unnatural color. One good thing is that this pink baby elephant lives on the territory of a protected area, which means that it is completely protected from poachers.