Kenya’s only female white giraffe & calf killed by poachers

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Kenya’s only female white giraffe & calf killed by poachers

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*bleep* is wrong with people - killed and left in the wild to rot. No wonder lots of people like animals and pets better.

Poachers have killed a rare white giraffe and its calf which caused a global stir after they were spotted at the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Garissa County.

In a statement on Tuesday, the conservancy’s manager Mohammed Ahmednoor said the deaths were confirmed by rangers and community members.

The carcasses were found in a skeletal state, meaning they could have died a long time ago.

“This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole. We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe. Its killing is a blow to tremendous steps taken by the community to conserve rare and unique species and a wakeup call for continued support to conservation efforts,” Mr Ahmednoor said.

The white giraffe made headlines in 2017 after its discovery, with its unique white hide. It is white but not albino, because of a condition known as leucism. ... -poachers/
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