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Extremely Rare White Giraffes Spotted In Kenya

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Extremely Rare White Giraffes Spotted In Kenya

Two rare white giraffes were captured on camera in the Ishaqbini conservancy in Garissa County, Kenya.

 

The animals, a mother and a calf, lack the usual giraffe’s characteristic marking patterns and color.

 

Their appearance is a result of a heritable genetic condition called leucism, which reduces pigmentation in skin cells.

 

Unlike albinism, leucism does not affect eye color.

 

It is worth mentioning that only two known sightings of white giraffes have been made before. A white giraffe was reported in January last year in Taranigire National Park in Tanzania, according to the HCP, with a second sighting reported in March last year in the same Ishaqbini conservancy in Kenya.

 

Reticulated giraffes are native to Somalia, southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya.

 
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