Rare white Kenyan giraffe, calf killed by poachers

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Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been confirmed dead at Ishaqbini Hirola Community conservancy in Ijara, Garissa County.
The giraffes were killed by poachers, according to community members and rangers of Ishaqbini Hirola.
Images sent by the community shows the giraffe was in a skeletal state.
“This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole. We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe. Its killing is a blow to tremendous steps by the community to conserve rare and unique species,” said Mohamed Ahmednoor, the manager of Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy.
“This is a long term loss given that genetics studies and research which were significant investment into the area by researchers has now gone down the drain. Further to this the white giraffe was a big boost to tourism,” Ahmednoor added in a statement.