A rare pink hippo has been found in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The young hippo was seen nestling behind its mother. Despite its appearance, it’s not albino but leucitic as it has some pigmented spots and dark eyes. As they are more visible to predators they do not often survive in the wild, but as adult male hippos can grow to over 3000kg, if this youngster can survive childhood it has a fairly good chance of a normal life.
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