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White Giraffes Caught On Camera For The First Time



I trust my fellow Nigerians to call the white giraffe an ‘Albino’ giraffe.
Though they are not far from what it really is. The condition is knownas ‘leucism-a genetic condition which prevents pigmentation.

In the picture, the mother and child – who both suffer from Leucism, – can be seen wandering around the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy.
Rumours had been circulating claiming that a white giraffe and her baby had been spotted in the local area, before rangers finally got to see them.

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.’

The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild were reported in January 2016 in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
A second sighting was reported in March 2016, in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya.

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