White Giraffes have thrilled wildlife fans in Kenya in recent months at the country. A mom and a calf both have white colors that match their respective markings. Wildlife fans are glad to see the pair together during the event held for them. Giraffes continue to thrive in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa for people to enjoy. Future generations can see the giraffes in the wild and appreciate their beauty.
- Garissa County, Kenya, is home to many animals but many who reside there have never seen a white giraffe, nonetheless two white giraffes.
- These two giraffes have leucism,which is a heritable genetic condition that reduces an animal’s ability to produce pigment, this can be similar but different to albinism.
- Leucism can occur in many animals species, although this has been a rare condition in animals, we can now expect to see more occurrences in nature.
“As the researcher explains, these two giraffes have what is called leucism, a heritable genetic condition that reduces an animal’s ability to produce pigment.”