Conservation rangers discovered an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf.
Rumors had circulated about a white giraffe and her kid being seen near Ishaqbini Conservancy in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers could observe the genuine thing after receiving a tip-off this June.
The herd of giraffes stayed calm as the Rangers drew closer, and they showed no sign of being disturbed.
“While watching the magnificent long-necked creature looking at us, I couldn’t avoid seeing the fading reticulates on their skin.
“It was obvious that the coloration, especially on the mother giraffe, was less apparent than the baby.”
The first recognized instance of a white giraffe was in 1832 when English naturalist John Trimen recorded one that appeared to be albino. The species’ name comes from the Greek words for “white” and “giraffe.” Although sightings are still uncommon, they’re becoming more frequent.
The first sightings of a white giraffe in the wild were made in January 2016 in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.
In March 2016, a second sighting was recorded in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya.
Experts have said that the condition, known as leucism, causes the giraffes original hue to be reduced by half.