Published On: Mon, Apr 25th, 2016

Rare white giraffe photographed in Africa

A rare white Rothschild giraffe has been spotted and photographed in a Kenyan wildlife refuge, The Telegraph reports. Only a few hundred are believed to be left in the wild, with the white version being the rarest.

“I finally managed to photograph the giraffe at close quarters and immediately wondered if it was albino or leucistic, ” said Jamie Manuel, the photograph, of the Northern Rangelands Trust conservation group.

Manuel said he was part of a team that was able to track the animal down with the help of herders in the refuge, who found it along with around 20 other giraffes that had spots.

“The rangers were thrilled to get a closer look, and were pleased to see that the animal looked healthy and was feeding well, ” he told The Telegraph.


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