Did you hear the one about the gi­raffes?

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A very rare white gi­raffe and calf have been pho­tographed in Kenya.

Lo­cal res­i­dents tipped off game rangers who tracked down the an­i­mals in Hirola Con­ser­vancy in Kenya’s Garissa county. It is only the third white gi­raffe sight­ing in the re­gion.

The retic­u­lated gi­raffes suf­fer from leu­cism, which in­hibits pig­men­ta­tion. Un­like with al­binism, an­i­mals pro­duce pig­ment in soft tis­sue, hence the dark eyes and other colour­ing.

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