Rare & unique white skin giraffe and her calf killed in Kenya

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

11th Mar, 2020. 11:50 pm
Rare and unique white skin giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers in north-eastern Kenya.

Rare and unique white skin giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers in north-eastern Kenya.

The Northern Rangelands Trust (@NRT_Kenya) shared the news on their Twitter handle along with a release.

The caption said, “SAD NEWS: @IshaqbiniHirola Community Conservancy, Garissa County loses two famous white giraffes to poachers.”

The two killed giraffes were last spotted more than three months ago. “This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole. We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe,” The manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, Mohammed Ahmednoor said in a statement.

The statement added that third white giraffe is still alive. It is thought to be the only remaining one in the world

“Its killing is a blow to the tremendous steps taken by the community to conserve rare and unique species and a wake-up call for continued support to conservation efforts,” he added.

The Kenya Wildlife Service also took to their Twitter and wrote, “We are investigating reports of the deaths of a white Giraffe and a calf in Ishaqbini Conservancy in Garissa County. Our teams on the ground have seen bones believed to be those of the two giraffes. The bones are estimated to be four months old.”

After the news surfaces anger erupted on social media. one user wrote “That’s serious. You’ve failed me. You let such important giraffes out of sight for that long, without security. I remember when I was growing up there was the elephant Ahmed. It was under 24 hrs security. Am sad.”

 

 

 

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