An extremely rare only female white giraffe and her calf killed by local poachers in Kenya. The Kenya Wildlife Service was called to the reserve after it was reported the giraffes hadn’t been seen for a while. After that, rangers have found the skeletal remains of both the female and her calf in a village in north-eastern Kenya’s Garissa County.
The female individual and her calf were first spotted in Kenya in October 2017. These beautiful animals get this unique color from a genetic condition. They have leucism genetic condition that causes skin cells to produce no pigmentation.
Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the conservancy, said :
We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe. Its killing is a blow to tremendous steps taken by the community to conserve rare and unique species and a wakeup call for continued support to conservation efforts. This is a long-term loss given that genetics studies and research which were significant investment into the area by researchers have now gone to the drain.
Now, their deaths leave just one remaining white male giraffe alive in this world.