The pink elephant is a popular animal in Disney films, but she is already a show’s star among her wild herd in South Africa.
The three-week-old calf was filmed playing in the grass with her family at MalaMala Game Reserve in Kruger National Park.
Her pink-shaded skin is in sharp contrast to the dark grey adults in the herd.
Tim Jansen van Vuuren, who photographed the calf, said the unusual color is due to leucism, a condition that results in a partial loss of pigmentation and is not the same as albinism.
‘It’s a genetic disease that will affect them for the rest of their lives,’ he continued, adding: ‘This is unquestionably one of the most fascinating things I’ve ever encountered in the wild.’
‘It’s exciting to discover things like this since they aren’t well-recorded, and you won’t find anything comparable in books.’