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In Thailand, white elephants (also known as Pink Elephants) are considered sacred and are a symbol of royal power; all those discovered are presented to the king. The traditional "white elephant" is commonly misunderstood as being albino, but the Thai term chang samkhan, actually translates as 'auspicious elephant', being "white" in terms of an aspect of purity. There is no evidence of any white elephants currently living in Thailand. The last white elephant of the King died in 2006. This bead is only available in/from a retailer in Thailand.