White Elephant Caught In Burma Is ‘Omen Of Political Change’

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What future will the White Elephant bring?
A rare white elephant, historically considered an omen of political change, has been captured in the west of military-ruled Burma.

The female elephant was captured by officials on Saturday in the coastal town of Maungtaw in Rakhine state, according to news reports in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

She is aged about 38 years old and seven feet four inches tall, the English-language New Light of Myanmar said, although it did not mention where she would be kept.


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