In Kenya, a pair of rare white giraffes were spotted and their majestic movements have been captured on video. The giraffes, a mom and her baby, have white skin because of a genetic condition known as lueucism which prevents pigmentation in the skin cells – causing the skin to turn pale and white.
According to the Wild Nature Institute, another rare and beautiful calf lives in Tarangire National Park and recent reports have confirmed she is doing well. The latest report states these two were seen walking around the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservatory, and the mother giraffe appears to recognize she is being filmed and looks directly into the camera.
The Hirola Conservancy, said this was the first time the white giraffes had been spotted by rangers and villagers alike.
“The mother kept pacing back and forth a few yards in front of us while signalling the baby giraffe to hide behind the bushes,” the blog read.
This is the first time the beautiful animals are believed to have ever been caught on video.
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(Photos and video screenshots of white giraffes courtesy of Hirola Conservancy)