The little one kept on rolling in the mud, as if trying to disguise its strange colour with the dirt.
The baby elephant, spotted among a herd in the southern part of the Kruger National Park, could be an albino or white elephant.
The baby is believed to be about a month old, and an older sibling and its mother seemed very protective of it.
Sadly, however, it is most probably doomed as it would be susceptible to the harsh African sun.
Odette Joubert and her husband, who have a house on the banks of the Crocodile River near Hectorspruit overlooking the Kruger Park, came across the little elephant.