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Two white giraffes killed by poachers

This extremely rare white giraffe and her calf have been allegedly killed by poachers. Her other calf is now the last known white giraffe in Kenya.

This exceptional animal has just been killed

This white giraffe’s remains have been found in Kenya next to her calf. They appear to have been killed by poachers about 4 months ago. This tragic discovery was made in a preserve in the southeast of the country. This is where this giraffe was found in 2017, quickly becoming famous after photos showing her with her calf were published on the internet. In August 2019, she gave birth to her second calf, the one she was found dead next to. Her eldest calf, a male, is now the last white giraffe in Kenya.

These giraffes weren’t albino but were suffering from leucism, another genetic peculiarity causing them to have a white coat. It didn’t seem to pose a problem for the animals.The only other known white giraffe was observed in 2016 in Tanzania.Reticulated giraffes, the species that the white giraffes belong to, saw their population drop by 50% in 30 years. They have been classified as an endangered species since 2018.

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03/12/2020 1:19 PM

24 comments

  • Samantha M.
    03/30/2020 17:44

    my white giraffes.

  • Janice H.
    03/28/2020 21:41

    watch out for the trump boys they will kill it..

  • Bob L.
    03/28/2020 20:09

    Did the people kill the poachers? When they do, feed them to the hyenas.

  • Laura B.
    03/16/2020 16:17

    People are animals. Just like the rest so yes we can call us animals.

  • منير م.
    03/15/2020 18:12

    😢

  • Jason W.
    03/15/2020 17:55

    If I was a local. I would be dead or in Jail! 🤬🤬🤬

  • Karen E.
    03/15/2020 11:29

    Like I always say hunt the hunters!

  • Suhail M.
    03/15/2020 07:41

    This is pathetic & disgraceful. Such rare species must be preserved and not killed. Poachers must pay a huge price for this misadventure

  • Judy M.
    03/14/2020 22:46

    So sad. For no reason.

  • Karen Z.
    03/14/2020 17:41

    SICKENING

  • Georgia W.
    03/14/2020 16:53

    Stop the killing!

  • Linda B.
    03/14/2020 08:05

    Maybe we should capture the last remaining calf and put him in a safe place! I thought about this when I first saw these pictures. Sadly, I knew something would happen to them!🥺

  • Barqi H.
    03/14/2020 07:18

    mashaAllah btt WWF never prOtect

  • RusselnChristine R.
    03/14/2020 01:34

    Where was Don Jr. last week?????

  • Michelene S.
    03/13/2020 21:28

    Let’s’ give poachers a virus !

  • Eileen G.
    03/13/2020 20:25

    Pks😱😱😱

  • Vanja R.
    03/13/2020 19:39

    Why don"t we just kill ALL the animals everywhere! Why do we need them anyway 😡

  • Marjolijn O.
    03/13/2020 19:37

    Extremely sad!!!... specially for their albino-race which is so unique!!! Why all these killings of beautiful animals in the wild,... it’s so disturbing ‼️😡😰😰😰

  • Dollbaby A.
    03/13/2020 19:07

    People, please stop calling people Animals, because Animals are not Cruel like Some humans...what a tragedy...poor animals...😪

  • Regina D.
    03/13/2020 18:24

    Trump jr?