Tuesday 5 January 2016

Super rare pink hippo makes appearance in Kenya reserve

JANUARY 4, 2016

by Chuck Bednar

Typically, when a person sees a pink elephant, it’s because they’re experiencing hallucinations resulting from drinking too much. Seeing a pink hippopotamus, on the other hand, doesn’t have anything to do with alcohol intake—it just means you’ve seen a very rare animal.

hippoAccording to Yahoo News and the New York Post, one French couple recently had the chance to see such a creature as it bathed alongside traditional, gray-colored hippos at Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Fortunately, they were able to snap a photo of the unusual creature.

Laurent Renaud, who spotted the hippo along with his wife Dominique this winter, told the Daily Mail, “We knew the pink hippo was in a group of hippos in a bend of the river—people talked about it, but we were never sure whether it was real or a myth or not.

“So to see it in real life was an absolutely life changing experience,” he explained. “We checked the area every day and we were lucky enough to spot and to photograph it. I could barely get my camera out to take the photo, I was shaking so much!”

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