Rare Pink Baby Elephant Spotted In The Wild

Tim Jansen van Vuuren was leading a group through the MalaMala Game Reserve in Kruger National Park in South Africa when he made an unusual sighting; Right there before his eyes was a rare pink baby elephant! The coloring is believed to be caused by leucism, a condition that causes a partial loss of pigmentation and is different than albinism.

The safari ranger felt like he was in a children’s movie when he happened to come across the calf. The mammal, the smallest of the herd at no older than two-or-three weeks at the time, was surrounded by her family as she eagerly frolicked and played in the sea of green grass. It was truly a sight to behold, and thankfully it was caught on video for all to see! 🙂