White Elephant Photo: They look pink when wet!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

White Elephant Bath

These very rare white elephants are being well cared for in Myanmar. These beautiful creatures are still a prized possession by the ruling class within this country and always receive special treatment. This mother and baby even have their own bathing pool and caregiver.

White elephant skin is pink colored when wet

The history of white elephants tells a story of valuable gift giving among those with high social status. To receive a prized white elephant was something to be treasured. Over the years the white elephant gift has been given a much different level of value. Today we associate the white elephant with fun and games. Some even use the words to describe things that are expensive to maintain. Regardless, these elephant images display one of the worlds most treasured and rarest animals.

Baby White Elephant

Baby white elephant taking a drink

As White Elephant aficionados, we like to share the real history of these great creatures, while at the same time embracing the modern-day meaning of wacky gifts and fun white elephant gift parties.

Thanks to MSNBC’s photoblog for these great white elephant images.

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