First Footage Of White Mother And Baby Giraffes In Kenya
For the first time in modern history, a couple of rare white giraffes have been caught on camera. This footage was shot in Ishagbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya.
What makes these giraffes special is actually their genetic condition. The mother giraffe and her child both suffer from Leucism which prevents pigmentation.
Locals rumored for a few months already about seeing a white giraffe and her baby, but it was only when this video was filmed that everyone believed their eyes.
Despite their condition that disables these animals of producing colorful pigment, giraffes and other animals that suffer from leucism don’t confront genetic disadvantages for their survival. The only problem is that their color makes them stand out in nature and therefore attracts unwanted attention.
According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, more than half of all giraffes don’t make it past 6 months of age. Predators such as lions and hyenas target these elegant animals.
People are now afraid that the overexposure of the location where the animals were seen could potentially increase the risk of wildlife trafficking.
The Tarangire National Park took care to ensure their white giraffe cub was safe from poachers, we hope Hirola will reach those levels of security for their beautiful giraffes too.