Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 30th, 2010
It appears a partially albino juvenile hippo has turned up in Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa. The media is claiming rare pictures of the animal have been taken. Photos of it are being published throughout the press. They are cute and I’m sure your friends will be emailing them to you soon.
They are being sourced to the Burrard-Lucas folks and you can read their original blog posting on this here.
But are they special?
Is it a pink hippo or not? The tour guides at Disney’s Wild Kingdom explain that hippo’s sweat is pink. As shown in this Disney hippo basking in the sun, he’s sweating…and appears as if he’s a pink hippopotamus!
Or perhaps it is a skin condition, as photographed on a past safari, below?