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Recessive White Giraffes Die In Kenya
The Kenya Wildlife Service is investigating the deaths and has found the remains of two giraffes, the agency announced on Twitter Tuesday. The bones appeared to be about four months old, the agency said. "The management of the conservancy informed us of the missing giraffe and calf after failing to see them for a period of time," the announcement said.
Leucism differs from albinism, which is marked by the loss of all pigmentation and affects the color of the eyes, the National Park Service says. The female giraffe birthed a male calf in 2017, the Wildlife Service said. That same year, the giraffes received international attention after video was captured of the mother and calf. In 2019, the female was pregnant again with another calf, the Wildlife Service said.
A release tweeted by the The Northern Rangelands Trust says the three white giraffes had formed a family. Now only the male remains.