The elephant, the largest herbivore that lives on earth today, is one of the most impressive and likeable animals of the wildlife. The image is pretty much known to all, and the color varies from light gray to dark brown for the African and Asian elephant respectively, with red absent from the color palette. Red elephants aren’t born on the planet earth. That’s for sure. The phenomenon of red elephants of Kenya appears only in the famous Tsavo East National Park, created in 1948 and located in Voi, and the explanation is not that difficult if you stay in the room and noticed the daily activities of elephants.
The crimson color of the pachyderm’s skin is because of the mud they roll around everyday, in the red soil that exists everywhere in the Park. Small and large animals play all hours of the day in the red mud so this is the reason of their red color, which then dries on their skin from the sun and remains there until their next dive. It is worth noting that Tsavo East National Park is considered one of the strongholds of biodiversity in the world and its popularity is mainly due to the multitude of wildlife that live there, such as lions, black rhinos, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and also rare bird species.
By Nicole P.