A rare white elephant with unusual eyes and backs was born in Myanmar

A rare white elephant with unusual eyes and backs was born in Myanmar

In western Myanmar, a rare white elephant was born; in this Buddhist country, it is considered a good sign; according to the Global New Light of Myanmar, the baby was born in western Rakhine State and weighs more than 80 kg and is about 70 cm tall.

The footage published by State television shows how the baby follows his mother to the river, how he is washed and then fed, and the name of the elephant has not yet been chosen.

Mother, 33-year-old Zar Nan Hla, is detained at a Myanmar logging plant in Rakhine State, where a newborn elephant has seven of the eight characteristics of rare white elephants.

It's about the eyes of "pearl colour", the unusual shape of the back, the colour of the wool, the characteristic shape of the tail, the pattern of the skin, and white elephants "five claws on the front legs, four on the back and big ears", the newspaper reports.

Historically, white elephants were considered extremely beneficial in South-East Asia's culture, and the region's ancient rulers purchased them as much as they could to increase their wealth, but the enormous cost of keeping animals in the right luxury created a modern expression in local culture that the white elephant is a useless, though beautiful, thing.