Rare White Giraffes Killed In Kenya

image via Hirola Community conservancy

Conservationists in Kenya say two extremely rare giraffes that were white in colour have been killed by poachers. The carcasses of the female and her calf were found by wildlife rangers in Garissa County in north-eastern Kenya.

White Giraffes image via Hirola Community conservancy

The Hirola Community conservancy said it was very saddened by the news. It said it was not yet clear if a third white giraffe was still alive. Their colour was due to a rare genetic condition known as leucism.

The white giraffes made headlines three years ago when they were first spotted by a videographer.

Source: BBC

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