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Found: A 'Holy' White Elephant

Posted on Sunday, 22 August, 2004 | Comment icon 10 comments

Image credit: Sandra Fenley
"To the untrained eye, it's just a bit on the pale side."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by doomgirl on 22 August, 2004, 13:29
Its cool that they found one, but hasn't this already been posted before?
Comment icon #2 Posted by seventh_son on 22 August, 2004, 18:27
Kool!!! does this animal have any great standing in the locals community. In a spiritual sense i man?
Comment icon #3 Posted by VampChilde18 on 22 August, 2004, 19:29
Eh, it albino, rare, but no big deal. It happens with other things too. Theres a temple some where ehabited by rats, where the people worship the rats. A white rat has been spotted and documented there. Theres a video somewhere, Im just too lazy to find it.
Comment icon #4 Posted by buggyelfmaiden on 22 August, 2004, 20:47
So cool! I remember reading how honored elphants are in some places... To find a white one is supposed to be a huge honor. I hope she has children. Maybe they'll be white too.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Panthera leo atrox on 22 August, 2004, 23:11
Well, hopefully noone shoots it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by SilverCougar on 22 August, 2004, 23:27
Eh, it albino, rare, but no big deal. It happens with other things too. Theres a temple some where ehabited by rats, where the people worship the rats. A white rat has been spotted and documented there. Theres a video somewhere, Im just too lazy to find it. Some animals have more albino cases then others. But when it's an animal that's reguarded as sacred and is a *VERY* rare occurance, it's special. It's very much like the White Buffalo that was born a few years back. It's a very sacred to the plains tribes.
Comment icon #7 Posted by VampChilde18 on 23 August, 2004, 1:43
if i remember right, its has brown spots now, or its slowly fading to the normal color, but i might be wrong about the buffalo, as for the rat, its considered sacred at the temple where it lives, its just more common because rats reproduce a WHOLE lot faster, and thats why they are a pest *shiver*
Comment icon #8 Posted by SilverCougar on 23 August, 2004, 4:06
No it's still white
Comment icon #9 Posted by AztecInca on 23 August, 2004, 10:20
Thats fantastic!!, that an albino elephant has been found and is surviving out in the wilderness! Unless shes finds a mate who is also albino any children she has will be normal coloured, but it would be cool if she does find another albino elephant and they have little albino kiddies!!!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Janiel on 23 August, 2004, 11:28
heh, cool. an alibino elephant.

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