The baby elephant born near Myanmar, Burma, was introduced to society while playing with his mother in a pond with water.
An unusual white elephant, considered in Buddhist majority countries as a auspicious signwas born in western Burma, state media reported Wednesday.
When the elephant was born on July 23 in Rakhine state it weighed nearly 80 pounds and was about 70 centimeters tall, Myanmar’s Global New Light reported.
It meets seven of the eight associated characteristics albino elephantsincluding “pearl-colored eyes”, “white fur” and “a distinctive tail,” experts said.
The baby elephant was born with a weight of 80 kilos and its height reached 70 centimeters. Photo: AFP
His mother, 33, is called Tsar Nan Hla, belongs to a public timber company.
The images transmitted by the state chain show the elephant, which still has no name, playing in the water with his mother.
The rare white elephants are considered a symbol of good luck in some Southeast Asian Buddhist cultures, which They associate them with royalty.
The baby elephant born near Myanmar, Burma, has not yet been baptized.
According to state media, there are six specimens in captivity in Naypyidaw, the capital, the majority come from the state of Rakhine and the Ayeyarwady region (south).
In social networks, several Internet users were skeptical, in a context of tensions in the country, which has plunged into chaos since the military coup of 1 February 2021 and the repression that followed.
“Elephants were only important in the past,” commented one of them. “Now the poor elephant you will have to go to jailsaid another.
For decades, especially in Africa, elephants have suffered relentless persecution by poachers for the ivory of their tusks, to which is added the loss of habitat mainly due to the change of land for agricultural use. This has led to a “large-scale decline” in his population across the African continent.
Currently, it is estimated that there are only between 400,000 and 500,000 elephants living in the wild all over the world.