Photo: Rare Pink Hippopotamus Goes for a Swim

Wildlife photographers snapped images of the uniquely colored creature from several hundred yards away

Think pink? Or did the hippo just forget his clothes?

This young hippopotamus has a condition called leucism, caused by a reduction in skin pigment. It was photographed wading through the mud in Kenya by wildlife photographers Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas.

The brothers, who wanted to capture images of the wildebeest migration, ended up hearing rumors about a uniquely colored hippopotamus. Then, from several hundred yards away, they spotted this rare creature (of which there have only been a handful of viewings) walking through the water with its mother. They photographed the hippo with a long lens.

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