Rare white giraffes spotted by Kenyan conservation group
Original story at inhabitat.com• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago
inhabitat.com 2 weeks ago
Remarkable white giraffes have been sighted in northeastern Kenya. These creamy giraffes barely even look real, but the Hirola Conservation Program (HCP) captured two, a mother and baby, in a video. The animals have a genetic condition called leucism, which is not the same as albinism. The white giraffes were spotted in an area where HCP, a Kenya-based non-governmental organization and partner Rainforest Trust, are protecting habitat for the hirola antelope. Rangers reported the white giraffes after hearing about them from villagers who live nearby, according to HCP, which rushed to the scene to see for themselves. Related: Video footage ...