Rumours of the astonishing animals in the area had circulated for months but they were finally spotted in the Ishaqbini conservation area, in Garissa County in June of this year
RANGERS were left stunned after they discovered an extremely rare white giraffe and her calf.
Rumours had circulated of the exceptionally rare in the local area of the Ishaqbini conservation, in Garissa County, Kenya.
An incredibly rare white giraffe has been spotted on camera for the first time in history
But rangers finally got to see the real thing after a tip off in June, this year.
The group of giraffes appeared calm as the Rangers got closer and seemed undeterred by their presence.
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 mum and calf were spotted in the Ishaqbini conservation area in Kenya in June
Experts have explained that the condition, known as leucism, results in the partial loss of the pigmentation of the giraffes original colour
The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild were reported 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.