Khanysia did not see the trap set by a poacher in South Africa's Kruger National Park. She dove head first into the sharp wire snare, which cut her mouth, face and underneath her ear and chin. It was days before the four-month-old albino elephant was found badly dehydrated but alive, and taken to the Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development center, three hours away. One month later, Khanysia, named after the Tsonga word for light, weighs a healthy 330 pounds, is adding 1 pound every day and spends her time playing with caretakers.

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