Rare white giraffe and her calf killed in Kenya
Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed , this a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world, conservationists said.
The bodies of the two giraffes were found by locals “in a skeletal state after being killed in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement on Tuesday.
We mourn the loss of Kenya’s rare white giraffes.
The conservancy added that the their deaths leave just one remaining white giraffe alive a lone male, born to the same slaughtered female.
“We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe,” said Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the conservancy.
The Killers have not yet been identified by authorities. Animal rights activists had last spotted the mother and calf about a month ago.
The white giraffe was discovered in 2017 by the Hirola Conservation Program. The conservancy explained the rare animals had a condition called leucism, resulting in the partial loss of the giraffes’ pigmentation.
The Wildlife Sanctuary, located, Garissa in Kenya, was known as the home of the white giraffe called the Unicorn Of Africa.
“The 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.”