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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 »