In search of two ‘exceptionally coloured’ elephants
Buthidaung, 10 Jul. 02: On July 7th two 'exceptionally coloured’ elephants were spotted on the Buthidaung Maungdaw motor road near the Mayu Ranges in Arakan State by members of the Burmese Army, according to a captain in the area.
The two elephants, one 8 ft high and the other 6 ft, had a colour of coconut-skin brown. A normal dark-skinned adult bull elephant accompanied them. Tactical Division Colonel Thant Zin himself came and watched the elephants from a safe distance.
The police from Buthidaung Battalion 13, and the Light Infantry Battalion 263 headed by Lieutenant Colonel Aung Kyaw Htay have been since then engaged to catch the two ‘exceptionally coloured’ elephants. They have also videoed the elephants in order to report the incident to the higher authority.
Army personnel who can catch a white elephant are highly rewarded by the ruling junta by promotion and monetary benefits. White elephants are considered as auspicious to a country all over
Last year a ‘white elephant’ that local people called a ‘leper elephant’ was found in the jungles of
The Mayu ranges hugging the