Pictures related to wildlife keep going viral on social media sites. Sometimes users keep sharing amazing pictures of dinosaurs and sometimes any other animal. Similarly, a heartwarming picture of a pink elephant is going viral.
A Facebook user named Hrithik Malhotra has shared a picture in the Science Curious group, with the caption, “PINK ELEPHANTS CAN BE FOUND IN SOME REGIONS OF INDIA. BECAUSE OF THE RED SOIL, ELEPHANTS TAKE ON A PERMANENT PINK COLOR BECAUSE THE SPRAY DUST OVER THEIR BODIES TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM INSECTS.”
After doing a reverse image search on the internet, we found that this photo of the pink elephant was web archived on the freaking news website.
On the other hand, we found a video on Caters Clips Verified YouTube channel, in which a herd of elephants is eating fodder, a member of this herd is also a small elephant, whose color seems to be somewhat muddy. Editing the picture of this little elephant is being shared by social media users with a misleading claim.
This fact check by DFRAC proves that the picture of an elephant with pink color is misleading because what is being said to be pink is actually a beige color.
Claim: Pink-colored elephants are found in some parts of India.
Claimant: Social Media Users
Fact Check: Misleading