Poachers kill rare white giraffe

The white giraffe grazing at the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Garissa County. FILE PHOTO | COURTESY | ISHQBINI HIROLA CONSERVANCY

What you need to know:

  • The giraffe, described as one of a kind and believed to be the only one in the world, dazzled the local community, scientists and wildlife enthusiasts globally.

  • Scientists believed it suffered from a genetic condition called leucism which inhibits skin cells from producing pigment.

nPoachers have killed the only female white giraffe in Kenya and her calf at Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in Garissa County.

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