Poachers kill the only white female giraffe and her calf in Kenya

The world is slowly depleting. The abundant resources nature has once provided to the people is slowly melting away as the world continues to change for the worst. Aside from humans, a big impact on these changes fall on animals, some species even went completely extinct while others only remain with a few of their own kind.

What is sadder is humans still continue to damage the Earth and even cause the unfortunate death of rare animals. Just like how poachers heartlessly killed the only female white giraffe existing in Kenya and its calf.

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According to Daily Mail, conservationists strongly condemn this act done by the poachers as the white giraffe is a rare type of animal and is found nowhere else in the world.

The bodies of the two giraffes were found ‘in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers’ in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement.

Additionally, according to Mohammed Ahmednoor, the manager of the conservancy, they are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe. This is why it is a very sad moment for them that the animals they cared for the most lost their lives.

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The white giraffe first made headlines back in 2017 when she was first spotted on the conservancy and again when she birthed two calves, the latest in August, 2019.

Their unique color is caused by a condition called Leucism. According to Science Made Fun, this condition means they continue to produce dark pigment in their soft tissue, giving them dark eyes.

Unfortunately, their deaths leave just one remaining white giraffe alive – a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female. A reminder that the white giraffe species can no longer multiply and will soon be fully erased from the surface of the Earth.

It is sad that these rare animals have to die this way. So, may this be a reminder and an awakening for all of us that animals, just like us, struggle to live too? So, may we learn to respect their existence and not make them a subject of “fun.”