South African albino elephant beats odds to thrive among herd

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By Kirthana Pillay HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa (Reuters) – For Khanyisa life was difficult from the start. Born as an albino, at four months old she got caught in a poaching snare in South Africa’s Kruger National Park that cut through her mouth. Trapped for four days, dehydrated and unable to eat because of her wounds, she was rescued and taken to a sanctuary in Mpumalanga, north east of Johannesburg. She was later transferred to Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD), where she now lives with a herd of elephants led by patriarchal bull, Jabulani. Adine Roode, HERD founder, sa…

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