Exceptionally rare white giraffes reportedly killed by poachers in Kenya

Two very rare white giraffes are reported to have been killed by poachers in Kenya.

Rangers found the skeletal remains of the mother and calf in a village in the country's Garissa County, according to the BBC.

The white giraffes went viral in 2017, but hadn't been spotted for months until their remains were found.

The worldwide white giraffe population is now believed to have shrunk to just one. The animals have a condition called leucisim, in which some of their skin cells are devoid of pigment.

As poachers target giraffes' meat and skin, the species' population as a whole has declined by 40% in the past 30 years.

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