New white elephant lives happy and healthy with mother mammal

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Recently-born male white elephant seen with mother elephant.

A 33-year-old female elephant called Zar Nan Hla kept by the Myanma Timber Enterprise in Taungup Township of Rakhine State has given birth to one white male elephant at 6:30 am on 23 July 2022. The baby elephant is two feet and five inches in height, three feet and one inch in girth, two feet in back length and has a one foot and six inches long tail with its birth weight of 180 pounds.
The newly born white elephant has pearl-coloured eyes, a plantain branch-shaped back, white hair, a distinctive tail, auspicious plot signs on the skin, reddish-brown or pinkish skin, five claws on the front legs and big ears. Therefore, these features conform with seven out of eight characteristics.
At three months old, the baby white elephant is two feet and nine inches in height, and four feet in girth and weighs about 260 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

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