First Known Video Footage of Rare Snow White Giraffe Captured in Kenya

Rangers from the Hirola Conservation Programme were left amazed after the discovery of an extremely rare, snow grey( leucistic) giraffe and her calf. Leucism are a prerequisite in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in live animals arising in grey, pale, or patchy coloration of the scalp, hair, stripes, flakes or cuticle, but not the eyes. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a decrease in several types of paint , not just melanin.[ source]

Rumours had run of a grey giraffe and her child in the locals of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but the conservation guards finally got to see the real thing after a tip off last-place June. The group of giraffes materialized soothe as the Rangers came closer and seemed undeterred by their existence.

Sightings of lily-white giraffes have also been reported in Tanzania’s Tarangire National park, however the video embedded below from Kenya be the first time that known video footage of the uncommon, snow white giraffe.

[ via Hirola Conservation Programme]

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