Everyone has heard of the color “grey” for elephants, but is this correct?
Scientists are unsure if grey is the right color for elephants, or if they even have the right color.
Even though they can’t decide on a color, they do know that all elephants are grayish in color.
So far, besides elephants being scared of mice, apparently, their colors have raised controversy as well!
Other people believe that elephants are pink in color.
Elephant Colors Myth
This myth started because of a Disney cartoon called Dumbo where the elephant was pink, but it turned out it was just a light grey color.
If people saw one pink elephant, they assumed all elephants were also pink and this is how the myth began.
Other people said that elephants are green, but that is not scientifically correct.
Many people have claimed that there is a difference between African and Indian elephants.
They said that African elephants are grayish, while Indian elephants are white.
This is not true either because both types of elephants are grayish..
There is no scientific proof that says different about their color.
Things used to be different for elephants.
A long time ago they were once brown, but this was way before modern time, so it can’t be proven.
Scientists keep trying to find out more about the true color of the elephant, but no one has found anything yet.
The True Color of Elephants
The truth is that elephants are grayish.
Some years ago, a man named Roger Caras interviewed an elephant expert named Ganesa McBratney for an article called Angora Elephant.
In the article, McBratney said that he is “pretty sure” that elephants are grayish and not pink or even white.
This gives scientists more reason to believe that grayish is the right color for elephants.
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