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Pink elephants were on parade in the Burmese

The mother and baby clearly enjoyed having a good wallow and got excited when their caregivers dowsed them with a hose. Normally their skin is reddish-brown, but they turn pale pink when wet. They also have beautiful eyelashes and toenails.

In the pink: A caretaker squirts two rare pink elephants with the hose as they enjoy a bath in Burma’s capital city Naypyidaw

Despite their unusual appearance, the rare jumbos, officially known as white elephants, are not a species distinct from grey elephants nor are they albino.

Drinks break: Despite their unusual appearance, the rare jumbos, which are officially known as white elephants, are not a distinct species to grey elephants nor are they albinos

The animals are treasured in Buddhist countries, where their appearance is believed to bring good fortune and can herald political change.

Bath time: Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change

And in Burma, after decades of military rule, the political change appears to be slowly taking place with the liberation of iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi last year and elections due to take place in the capital this weekend.

Wild Elephants with relaxing music

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