A rare albino elephant in Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, Thailand. In Thai ancient tradition, the rare elephant is regarded as sacred and becomes the property of the Thai monarch. Park officials have raised concerns that the white elephant will become a top target for poachers.  Photograph: STR/EPA via guardian.co.uk)

A rare albino elephant in Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, Thailand. In Thai ancient tradition, the rare elephant is regarded as sacred and becomes the property of the Thai monarch. Park officials have raised concerns that the white elephant will become a top target for poachers. Photograph: STR/EPA via guardian.co.uk)