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Rare Albino Baby Elephant At Kapama Game Reserve, Kruger In South Africa

By Karly Carpena
March 14, 2016

An extremely rare albino elephant was spotted in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The baby was been spotted by tourists near the Shingwedsi River, where the elephants were drinking and bathing.

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58-year old Nicki Coertze, who has been visiting Kruger Park since he was a kid says that in all his years in the park, he has never seen an albino elephant before.

Albinism is caused by a lack of pigment in the skin. The condition also causes poor eyesight that could eventually lead to blindness, something common in albino animals. Albino animals can often be rejected by their own species because of their unusual appearance.