It is said that for every 10,000 newly born mammals on the planet, one albino is born. Albinism is a fairly rare disease among animals, and any such incident is usually well known to scientists and meticulously documented.
But it still happens that small albinos appear, about which a person does not know anything for the time being, since these babies regularly hide in their own herd.
This story is about a small albino elephant, who was lucky enough to get photographed by the traveler Nicky Koerts during his African safari tour. Taking pictures of the surrounding nature, Nicky noticed a herd of elephants.
When he looked closer, he saw something striking and special. It was a small pink elephant, an absolute albino, which the 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 driving them out of 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 for African elephants, but nevertheless, cases do occur. 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.