Posts Tagged ‘Elephant’

White elephant facts from AlbinoPhant

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A White Elephant is really an Albino Elephant
Everyone has heard the term white elephant, but did you know why they are considered white? As white elephant gift exchange experts it is our job to share the facts with the world.
The word Albino was first used in 1777 and is from the Portuguese language. The albino elephant is an animal that is lacking normal hide pigmentation. The result is that the skin and the hair are abnormally white or milky and the eyes have a pink or blue iris with a deep-red pupil. The light colored hide and light… Read the rest »

Elephant Trivia: How old do they go?

Posted by King Thibaw on Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In honor of getting one year older, I am adding some Elephant-age trivia:

Elephants live an average of 70 years, but some go into the 80′s.

According to the NY Times;  Lin Wang, originally from Myanmar, died at the age of 86. They reported that this was the oldest elephant as of 2003.

There is a report out of Taiwan that there was mail elephant, Plai Aek, who at 89 is thought to be the oldest elephant father in the world…

There are ancient relatives of the modern elephant that date back 60 Million years.

That’s Google’s story and I’m… Read the rest »