Rare white giraffe in Garissa dazzles wildlife enthusiasts

The white giraffe grazing at the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Garissa County. The rare giraffe has put Garissa on the global map with scientists conducting studies on its condition. PHOTO | COURTESY | ISHQBINI HIROLA CONSERVANCY

What you need to know:

  • There is no detailed study on the animals to ascertain this theory which has been largely based on sighting of leucistic species around the world.
  • Leucistic animals do not survive past one year, mostly due to predation, making it impossible to study them further.
  • The condition is unlikely to have any physiological effects or disadvantages on the giraffes except the risk of predation.

Two years ago, a rare white giraffe put a remote community conservancy in Ijara, Garissa County on the global map.

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