Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

March 1, 2015 9:53 AM

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after it was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein township, forestry official Tun Tun Oo said. It's the ninth white elephant in captivity in the country.

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