Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania


Here's a rare spectacal, almost as rare as the elusive sasquatch. Omo is a giraffe in Tanzania with a genetic condition that makes many of her skin cells incapable of producing pigments. The rare giraffe is not a true albino, but is quite rare none the less.

been seen roaming with her pack around the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. According to the Daily Mail, ecologist Dr. Derek Lee snapped the photo of the rare white animal with the unusual coloring at the park.

The giraffe, estimated to be about 15 months old, has a genetic condition called leucistic--meaning that "many of the skin cells are incapable of making a pigment but some are, so she is pale - but not pure white with red or blue eyes as a true albino would be."

Unfortunately because of her rare coloring, Dr. Lee says Omo may be a target for poachers that usually hunt adult giraffe for bush meat.

"We and our partners are working on giraffe conservation and anti-poaching to help give Omo and her relatives a better chance of survival."

For more photos, click here. 

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    1. 12.12 - an pretty cool article about an animal and you start the comments off with that? We have truly scraped the bottom of the barrel.

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    2. joe, joerg, gerald, lktomi, richard 1, stonereader 1, abholi falla, ernie street, d dover, tim u.k.

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    3. Thank you Richard for expressing my feelings exactly.

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    4. ^ thanks joe for posting anonymously. AHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHA

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    5. I have a feeling it's one toddler clown with no life who has been doing all this trolling against me and Iktomi on here. So sad it's laughable

      Joe

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    6. Oh, and BTW, looove the white giraffe. So much more beautiful than those disgusting, degenerate "colored" giraffes. Cheers from the UK Skins! 88!

      Joe

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  2. For the love of all things good that giraffe must be taken out of that jungle. If not those bastard poachers will sell the now dead giraffe to some Chinese wholesalers.

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  3. Brilliant! Even the animals are missing David Bowie: This guy has dressed up as Ziggy Stardust!

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