Majestic white giraffes spotted and captured on video

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)

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7 replies
  1. ellen cottone says:

    needs to get the hell out of Africa
    asap.
    black market pochers are already plotting their ambush and murder for online and backroom sales of their body parts and renderings.
    these animals are a symbol of the coming of the new world.
    these two must be protected.
    nationally and internationally.
    The must be constantly monitored and protected.
    like the world depended on it.

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    • linda says:

      Agree. They are targets not only from poachers, but, preds because they stand out. White deer and tigers are also a target. ellen I refused to pay tickets to see the show in Las Vegas. Shame on them for breeding these majestic tigers for money. If they were really concerned they should have stopped after showing when they first started. I’m sure you know who I’m commenting about. Karma did occur. I will admit my mom and I went to the Mirage and saw them behind the observation glass back in the early 90’s which was open to anyone before entering the casino. I was at first thinking what a sight, but, getting back home and speaking with my dad about the event. He educated me about the history of how they met and continued to train much the same way as circuses do with their animals.

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      • ellen cottone says:

        Oh Yes i certainly do know who you are talking about. tragic but it out lawed the whole dangerous animal-show in Vegas. and was just deserts served before a live audience.
        circus indeed. people are beginning to hate the very word Zoo and Circus. same words different emotion then even 50 yrs ago. lets replace it with something.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Keep these fabulous animals safe – poachers will be after them in a heartbeat – these beautiful animals deserve safety and not to become some enslaved creatures for humans to use as entertainment.

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