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Rumors Confirmed: Rare White Giraffe and Matching Baby Caught on Film

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Officials confirmed rumors of a matching white cow and calf giraffe.

It’s only the third sighting ever documented. A giraffe with no pigmentation is certainly a sight to behold. However, add in an adorable baby calf that’s also completely white and you have a truly unbelievable image.


Park rangers finally captured the pair on film at the Ishaqbini conservation area in Kenya.

Rumors had been going around for a while of an all-white pair of giraffes.

The white appearance is due to a condition known as leucism. Albinism is common in animals, but leucism is slightly different. The patterns on the skin, or reticulates, of the two giraffes were barely visible to the rangers due to the condition in which the animal loses pigmentation.

The first sighting of an all-white giraffe took place in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania in January 2016. In March 2016, reports of an all-white giraffe were also claimed in the same area where this pair was spotted.

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Rumors Confirmed: Rare White Giraffe and Matching Baby Caught on Film