Rare pink hippo is a dead ringer for George from classic kids TV show Rainbow
A pink hippo certainly stuck out like a sore thumb while taking a dip on an African game reserve. The rare animal was spotted among its much darker skinned herd at spotted at Kenya’s Masai Mara national reserve. Experts were split over whether its bright pink colouring was caused by a skin condition. Another theory due to the animal’s normal eye colour was that it is an albino. Read more: 17 strange things that happened on Rainbow But for people of a certain age, seeing a pink hippo is nothing new. Rex

Iconic character: George on rainbow with his naughty pal Zippy For the beast looks more than a little like George, the pink puppet hippo from classic ITV children’s TV series Rainbow , which ran for more than 1000, episodes between 1972 and 1992. The striking image was captured by French photography couple Laurent and Dominique Renaud. …