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Rare white giraffes caught on camera

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A pair of rare white giraffes have been caught on camera in Kenya.

And they are truly a sight to behold.

In the clip, the mother and child – who both suffer from Leucism, a genetic condition which prevents pigmentation – can be seen wandering around the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy.

The remarkable video was filmed by staff after locals tipped them off. Rumours had been circulating for some time claiming that a white giraffe and her baby had been spotted in the local area but it wasn’t until months later that they had been caught on camera.

Despite their inability to produce colorful pigment, giraffes and other animals with leucism don’t face genetic disadvantages to their survival, but their color can attract unwanted attention.

More than half of all giraffes don’t make it past six months of age, according to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. They’re targeted by predators such as lions and hyenas.

In the comment section of the Hirola Conservation Program’s video, viewers also voiced concerns that widely circulating images of the animals and their location could make them more susceptible to poaching.

Following the birth of a white giraffe in their refuge, the Tarangire National Park took care to ensure the giraffe was safe from poachers. Hirola has not announced any such security.

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