This pink elephant is not a figment of your imagination.

The puny pachyderm — believed to be a rare albino — was seen drinking from a river with his mom at the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Nicki Coertze, 58, was on safari was his family when he saw the cute calf quenching its thirst at the Shingwedsi River.

“We took pictures of the elephant through the car window. I was trying to keep super still in spite of the excitement of the others in the car,” Coertze, a minister from Polokwane, told Caters News.

“I was really hoping the pink ellie would play in the water a bit, and wash all the dirt off, so we could see him in all his pinkness,” he said.

“I have been visiting Kruger since my early childhood, and have over the last many years been spending at least 20 to 30 days in Kruger every year … I have never seen an albino elephant before.”

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