Tuesday, 10 February 2015

White Elelphant seen in the Kruger NP

A baby albino/leucistic elephant has recently been seen in Kruger National Park. David Johnson spotted the baby elephant while travelling between Tshokwane and Satara in January 2015.


 
 Copyright David Johnson


There have been instances before:

In 2005 a baby white elelphant was spotted in the Kruger National park by Odette Joubert. She said the baby had pink eyes and white eyelashes.

In 2006 George and Iris van Rensburg saw a pink elephant hear Olifants camp in the Kruger.


Accoring to elephant experts, the recessive genes for non-pigmented elephants occur naturally in the elephant population and as the population grows more pale animals will be born. The growing number of tourists in Kruger also increases the chances of someone spotting a pink elephant.

Wild Card Magazine recently posted a photo on their Facebook page of what could possibly be an albino/leucistic elephant in Kruger National Park. According to the post David Johnson spotted the baby elephant while travelling between Tshokwane and Satara in January 2015. Professor Rudi van Aarde of Pretoria University says he has never encountered an albino elephant and wonders if the colouration may be due to a sand and mud bath. - See more at: http://africageographic.com/blog/white-elephant-in-kruger/#sthash.w2PPTKaU.dpuf
Wild Card Magazine recently posted a photo on their Facebook page of what could possibly be an albino/leucistic elephant in Kruger National Park. According to the post David Johnson spotted the baby elephant while travelling between Tshokwane and Satara in January 2015. Professor Rudi van Aarde of Pretoria University says he has never encountered an albino elephant and wonders if the colouration may be due to a sand and mud bath. - See more at: http://africageographic.com/blog/white-elephant-in-kruger/#sthash.5Z6AhidE.dpuf
Wild Card Magazine recently posted a photo on their Facebook page of what could possibly be an albino/leucistic elephant in Kruger National Park. According to the post David Johnson spotted the baby elephant while travelling between Tshokwane and Satara in January 2015. Professor Rudi van Aarde of Pretoria University says he has never encountered an albino elephant and wonders if the colouration may be due to a sand and mud bath. - See more at: http://africageographic.com/blog/white-elephant-in-kruger/#sthash.5Z6AhidE.dpuf

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