Rare white elephant born in Myanmar

Rare white elephant born in Myanmar

A rare white elephant calf in Taungup township of western Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday. (Photo: Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation/handout via Xinhua)
A rare white elephant calf in Taungup township of western Myanmar's Rakhine state on Tuesday. (Photo: Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation/handout via Xinhua)

YANGON: Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on Tuesday reported that a rare white elephant was born in Taungup township of Myanmar's Rakhine state.

The white elephant calf, which was born with a body weight of about 180 pounds on July 23, was measured at two feet and five inches in shoulder height, three feet and one inch in body circumference, two feet in back length and one foot and six inches in tail length, said the ministry in a statement.

In Myanmar, rare white elephants are considered auspicious animals.

The 10-day-old elephant calf is healthy and happy with its mother, the ministry's statement said. 

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (6)

Opec+ likely to maintain oil output levels

VIENNA: Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia look set to maintain their current output levels at a meeting Sunday, ahead of fresh sanctions against Moscow coming into force.

15:45

War dogs: sausages bolster the fight in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK REGION, Ukraine: On the roads leading to the front in Ukraine's war-torn east, every morning begins with a familiar scene -- soldiers filling up trucks, sipping steaming coffee and catching up between bites of fresh hot dogs.

15:45

Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano erupts, top alert status triggered

Indonesia's Mount Semeru erupted Sunday spewing hot ash clouds a mile into the sky and sending rivers of lava down its side, prompting authorities to raise the alert status to the highest level.

15:31