Rare White Giraffes With Majestic Pale Fur Spotted In Kenya

USATODAY_AnimalkindPublished: September 15, 201715,701 views
Published: September 15, 2017

An incredibly beautiful and rare looking mother giraffe and her calf were spotted in Kenya. They are pale white with faint spots and dark eyes. This rare sight was fortunately caught on camera featuring two albino-like giraffes wandering around the forest.

Their condition is called Leucism and makes for their majestic fur to turn white. Even if it is mostly white, it can also produce pigment. You can see that the baby giraffe has slightly darker spots than its mother. This is not Albinism which is the inability to produce pigment, which results is white skin and pink eyes. Can you imagine this adorable creature! This mom and her calf have black eyes and faint spots

Earlier this year in June, a villager in Garissa County, Kenya stumbled upon a rare sight — two white giraffes! Having never seen anything like it before, he immediately ran over to inform the rangers at the nearby Hirola Conservation Center. The rangers were left stunned after the discovery of an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf. Rumours had circulated of a white giraffe and her baby in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off.

Here we witness a truly rare sight that is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences for these lucky people who were around to film this! White giraffe and her calf are seen in Kenya, and we just can't believe our eyes watching this magnificence! WOW!

The area is managed by the Hirola Conservation Programme (HCP), an NGO dedicated to preserving the critically endangered hirola antelope, one of the rarest in the world. According to the HCP, this most recent footage is only the third known sighting of a white giraffe.

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