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  'Lucky' white elephant for Burma
Updated 09 November 2001, 21.47
'White' elephant
A 'white' elephant which has been captured in Burma, South East Asia, is being hailed as a lucky charm.

The country's military rulers say it will bring peace and good fortune.

Not really white

White elephants aren't actually white. They have pearl-coloured eyes and white hairs on their bodies.

They can appear light pink in the rain, and reddish brown in the sun.

In the 16th Century, the kings of Burma and Thailand fought a war over who owned four white elephants.

This particular animal is eight years old and is said to have been found in a jungle.

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