Park rangers had heard the rumors of a beautiful, all-white giraffe roaming the area. But they were amazed when they finally found the rare animal, along with her white calf.
The pale hue is due to a genetic condition called leucism, which results in a partial loss of pigmentation.
“While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin,” remarked a ranger. “It was evident that the colouration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby.”
We urge rangers to take extra precaution to protect these and the other giraffes from poachers, who may be all too eager to take their lives for profit.