Baby white elephant Rattha Nandaka lives happily and healthily with his mother mammal

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A baby white elephant Rattha Nandaka seen in shed.

A 33-year-old female elephant called Zar Nan Hla kept by the Myanma Timber Enterprise in Taungup Township of Rakhine State gave birth to one white male elephant at 6:30 am on 23 July 2022. When it was born, the baby elephant was two feet and five inches in height, three feet and one inch in girth and weighed 180 pounds.
The white elephant’s name is Rattha Nandaka. It has pearl-coloured eyes, a plantain branch-shaped back, white hair, a distinctive tail with a tuft of hair at its end, auspicious plot signs on the skin, reddish-brown or pinkish skin, five claws on the front legs, four claws on the back legs and big ears. Therefore, these features conform with seven out of eight characteristics.
At nine and half a months old, the baby white elephant is 3.5 feet in height, six feet and two inches in girth and weighs about 530 pounds. He stays healthy and happy under the human-friendly training system with his mother elephant, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. — MNA/KZW

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