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Spectacular Footage Shows Beautiful Rare White Giraffes In Kenya

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Chris Carpineti

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clockSep 14 2017, 21:27 UTC

Conservation rangers were left stunned after the discovery of an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf. Rumors had circulated of a white giraffe and her baby in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off in June, this year. The group of giraffes appeared calm as the rangers got closer and seemed undeterred by their presence.

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A ranger said: "While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin. It was evident that the coloration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby."

Experts have explained that the condition, known as leucism, results in the partial loss of the pigmentation of the giraffes original color. Take a look at the footage of these beautiful creatures below. 

Credit: Caters


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