A Beautiful Rare White Giraffes In Kenya


Conservation Rangers were left stunned after seeing an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf at  Ishaqbini conservation in Garissa County, Kenya.
A ranger said: "While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin. It was evident that the coloration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby."
Experts have explained that the condition, known as leucism, which is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal resulting in white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment, not just melanin.
Credit: Caters

SHARE

About Wiired

I am 21st century millennial with a passion of changing my hobbies to career
Loading...

    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment