Only female white giraffe gives birth, adding numbers to three in Kenya
SEE ALSO :KWS to use choppers to plant trees“The famous white giraffe in Ishaqbini-Hirola Community Conservancy, Garissa County, has given birth to her second white baby! It’s a family of three now, all white!” NRT posted online. The birth of a male white calf brings to three the number of all known white giraffes. According to National Geographic, the giraffes are not albinos. Instead, they suffer from a genetic condition known as leucism that inhibits skin cells from producing pigment but allows other organs, like eyes, to be dark coloured. “Leucistic animals are mostly white but can produce some pigment. For example, many still sport colour in their eyes,” the National Geographic magazine notes. On June 10, this year, KWS announced that the ‘mama giraffe’ was expectant again. This after confirming that the same giraffe had given birth to a male calf in February 2017.
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