Animals Video

By Tanıya Dutta and Mike Jones

 

No, you’re not tipsy – these incredible pictures show a rare ‘pink’ elephant baby that defied odds to survive in the wild.

The rare elephant baby was born with albinism to a wild elephant in Masai Mara  and has now been captured on camera by ranger Mostafa Elbrolosy.

Mostafa, who runs a safari camp, had heard about the birth of a baby elephant but the photographer said he was surprised when he saw the adorable calf for himself.

He said: “It was a rare sighting.

“Rare creatures are always the most attractive for any wildlife photographer and getting the chance to watch and photograph it was like a dream.”

“As I live in the Masai Mara running my cozy camp here, I got a news over the radio of female elephant giving birth to an albino baby.

“I finished my job, packed my camera and went looking for it with one of our guides.

“We got the surprise in the afternoon after quiet long time of searching only very few people had come to see it as no one expected it to be an albino one.

“I was very lucky to get the chance to see and photograph this extremely rare baby.”

Elbrolosy said the newborn calf was extremely rare and was thriving despite the harsh sunlight which wasn’t suitable for it.

“He was surrounded and very well protected by the herd, trying to feed from the mum and walk with her.

“He was just 8 hours old.

“We were thrilled to see such an amazing sight.”