Rare white giraffes have been seen in Kenya causing a lot of attention and speculation about why they are so different. It's not albinism it's a condition called leucism that prevents skin cells from making colour but other body parts are normal colour. What a sight to see they must be and it's hardly surprising they are targeted by predators since they have no camouflage. Why do I worry about the widespread reporting of such a rare animal ? Probably because there is always the possibility that their presence making the news will attract the wrong attention, people who want to exploit them or even hunt them. I hope authorities in Kenya can give them some protection or watch over them to ensure they are left in peace to live their lives like all giraffes should.
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