s skippy the bush kangaroo: we've heard about pink elephants, but does this also mean we're drunk?

skippy the bush kangaroo



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

we've heard about pink elephants, but does this also mean we're drunk?

via gawker, we find the story of a rare pink hippo:

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will and matt burrard-lucas, were visiting the masai mara in kenya, hunting the wildebeest migration, only to find a pink hippo.

"our guide had mentioned that he had heard rumours of this rare hippo from a fellow guide, however, he was not told where it lived and he had never come across it before," said will, 26…

according to the brothers, the hippo is leucitic and not albino as it had some pigmented spots and dark eyes. leucistic animals often do not survive in the wild as they are visible to predators and get sunburnt. hippos however are large enough to fend off rare attackers, while using their sweat as sunscreen.

"it was a young one as it is much smaller than the other hippos and always stayed close to its mother," said will, who added that it was "very shy" and hid behind its mother.
posted by skippy at 10:27 AM |

2 Comments:

Awwwww cute lil' guy.
commented by Blogger Fran, 3:41 PM PDT  
Hippos excrete a fluid that acts as a sunscreen for them, its reddish & thats why they look pink sometimes
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 6:42 PM PDT  

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