Rare White Giraffes Spotted In Kenya For The First Time In History

Rare White Giraffes Spotted In Kenya For The First Time In History

In the video below, the mother and child who both suffer from Leucism, a genetic condition which prevents pigmentation can be seen wandering around the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy.The remarkable video was filmed by staff after locals tipped them off.

Rumours had been circulating claiming that a white giraffe and her baby had been spotted in the local area, but it wasn’t until June that rangers finally got to see them.

Rare white giraffes caught on camera for first time in history

Rumours had been circulating claiming that a white giraffe and her baby had been spotted in the local area (Picture: Hirola Conservation / Caters News)
Rare white giraffes caught on camera for first time in history
The giraffes are extremely rare (Picture: Hirola Conservation / Caters News)
Rare white giraffes caught on camera for first time in history
The very first reporting was in 2016, but they have never been caught on video (Picture: Hirola Conservation / Caters News)

A ranger said: ‘While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin.

‘It was evident that the colouration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby.’

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Credit: Metro UK

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