Rare white giraffes in Kenya that killed

In Kenya have been killed a rare white Giraffe, and her Young and presumably by poachers. The skeletons of the two animals were found on Tuesday in a wild anima

Rare white giraffes in Kenya that killed

In Kenya have been killed a rare white Giraffe, and her Young and presumably by poachers. The skeletons of the two animals were found on Tuesday in a wild animal Ishaqbini Hirola reserve in the East of the country, in the district of Garissa.

estimates are that the bones were already for at least four months. According to animal conservationists, poachers had shot and killed the two animals, said Mohammed Ahmednoor, the head of the reserve, the news Agency DPA. There is also the possibility that they had been killed by fighters of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab insisted. The militia in the neighboring country of Somalia, as well as in the border areas.

There are only a few white giraffes in Kenya, and they are rarely spotted. In the reserve, only a single white Giraffe, a male now lives. In a Tanzanian wild animal Park is another female specimen is still.

Video: White giraffes in Kenya The animals suffer from a Defect Mutation called Leucism. Video: Nat Geo WILD via Youtube

"your killing a blow against the enormous steps taken by the community so far, in order to obtain rare and unique species," said Ahmednoor in a message. It was also a Wake-up call for the continued support of protection efforts. The Kenyan wildlife organisation, KWS initiated an investigation, as announced on Tuesday on Facebook.

giraffe Population by 40 percent

researchers went to suspect that the white giraffe under a Defect Mutation called Leucism suffering. This leads in animals to fur and feathers white, and the underlying skin is pink, because the skin contains no melanocytes, so dye the cells.

According to estimates by the African Wildlife Foundation, the giraffe Population has declined in the last 30 years by 40 percent. Responsible for this decline, the poaching and the wildlife trade. Also in the Wilderness, the Numbers of copies are decreased, as their habitats become smaller. During an average herd in the late 19th century. and 20. Century 20 to 30 giraffes counted, it contains less than 6 animals. (sho/sda)

Created: 11.03.2020, 09:38 PM

Updated Date: 11 March 2020, 11:01

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