Rare Sight: White Giraffe Spotted In Africa. But, Surprise! She's Got Somebody With Her

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September 15, 2017

Two white giraffes have been discovered in Kenya. These two were first observed in June, by villagers, near the Ishaqbini conservancy in Garissa, Kenya. The Hirola Conservation Program (HCP) followed the report about the white giraffes and found them only two months after they were first identified.

The two have been seen only twice. HCP says, "They were so close and extremely calm and seemed not disturbed by our presence. The mother kept pacing back and forth a few yards in front [sic] of us while signaling the baby Giraffe to hide behind the bushes - a characteristic of most wildlife mothers in the wild to prevent the predation of their young."

The giraffes have a condition called Leucism, which makes their skin that color. Different from albinism, Leucism, makes animals mostly white with color on some parts of their bodies. The baby giraffe's skin is darker than its mother's, and it has light brown spots all over its body.

It’s such an amazing, rare sight to see these two giraffes in their natural habitat. You don't want to miss this beautiful video.

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