What a beauty.
A Blue-eyed elephant has left South Africans in awe as another Kruger sighting has gone viral. We all love watching elephants in close encounters but most of us have never even seen a blue-eyed elephant. Luckily, we have Rob The Ranger to help open our eyes.
We’ll be honest with you, we had absolutely no idea that elephants could even have blue eyes.
The elephant was spotted and filmed by Rob the Ranger (yes, he really does call himself that) in Sabi Sands, a part of the Kruger National Park. He was taking a group of tourists on one of his top tours when, BOOM, the wild beauty appeared.
This specific elephant has been spotted before in the reserve and while some have been concerned by the appearance of its eyes, officials believe that the beast’s eyesight is normal.
So why do the eyes look that way in the first place? Apparently, it could relate to the elephant being partially albino.
In the video, an entire herd of elephants can be seen as they go about their grazing duties. At one point, a hyena appears and that doesn’t sit too well with these magnificent creatures.
The elephants were actually attempting to protect a fallen giraffe who the hyenas were gunning for. Wildlife has a marvellous way of looking out for each other, don’t they?
You can check out the video for yourself below.
An elephant charging at you is never ever a good sign. It’s absolutely even worse when you’re stuck in a tiny boat that isn’t moving. Looking to see elephants on a river in Botswana? You better make sure you don’t get too close.
Su-An Marais found this out the hard way after a very close call with an elephant wading in Chobe River in Kasane, Botswana.