The Giraffe Without Spots: Rare White Giraffe Spotted in Kenya

Experts have explained that the condition is known as Leucism.

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We have enjoyed the sight of white peacocks, tigers and lions but never expected a spotless white Giraffe. This rare snow white Giraffe is a visual delight for animal lovers.

An elegant and spotless white mother Giraffe along with her young white calf was spotted in the local area of the Ishaqbini Conservation in Garissa County, Kenya. The two have been attracting attention from across the world.

Experts have explained that the condition  is known as Leucism.
Rare white mother Giraffe and her calf take a stroll in the wild.
(Photo: Caters/AP)

The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild were reported in January 2016 in Tarangire National park, Tanzania.

A second sighting was reported in March 2016, in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya. However, it is believed that they hadn’t been captured on camera until now.

Experts have explained that the condition, known as Leucism, causes the partial loss of the pigmentation of the giraffes’ original colour resulting in these gorgeous animals!

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