Kenya’s only rare white female giraffe and her calf baby killed by poachers at the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in Kenya. White giraffe in Kenya killed.
Rare white female giraffe and baby killed by poachers in Kenya.
Poaching of wild animals in one of the main challenges facing wildlife reserves and conservancies in Kenya for over 5 decades now. According to the latest news, Kenya’s only and rare white female giraffe and her baby calf have been killed by poachers. The incident occurred at the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, Garissa County.
The occurrence of the deaths was ratified by the inhabitants of the area and the wildlife rangers. As proof, several images were sent to the conservation team by the residents of the Ishaqbini Hirola area. As such, only one white giraffe is remaining in the world.
Below is a statement from Mohammed Ahmednoor, the manager of Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy.
“This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole. We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe. Its 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.”
“This is a long term loss given that genetics studies and research which were significant investment into the area by researchers, has now gone to the drain. Further to this, the white giraffe was a big boost to tourism in the area,” Mohammed Ahmednoor amplified.
It’s good to note that the news about the rare white giraffe in Kenya topped the news headlines globally between 2018 and 2020.
Lastly, the state of an animal like a giraffe having a white color is called leucism. This is because of the state in which an animal lacks melanin in its whole body, unlike albinism. Certainly, leucism leads to unjust coloring on some parts of the body like the feathers, scales, or the skin, but not on the eyes.
We shall keep you posted on the same page about the rare white female giraffe and the baby calf that was killed by poachers in Kenya.