Rare white giraffe and baby caught on camera for first time

Stunning white giraffes spotted in Kenya

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Conservation Rangers were left stunned after the discovery of an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf.

Rumours had circulated of a white giraffe and her baby in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya, but rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off in June this year.

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The group of giraffes appeared calm as the rangers got closer and seemed undeterred by their presence.

Rare white giraffe and baby caught on camera for first time

A ranger said: "While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not help but see the fading reticulates on their skin.

"It was evident that the colouration, especially on the mother giraffe, was not as conspicuous as the baby."

White giraffes sightings, also known as leucistic giraffes, are now starting to become more common.

The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild were back in January 2016 in Tarangire National park, Tanzania.

A second sighting was reported in March 2016, in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya.

Experts have explained that the condition, known as leucism, results in the partial loss of the pigmentation of the giraffes original colour.

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