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Rare white giraffes — a mother and her calf — killed by poachers at Kenyan wildlife sanctuary
ktla ^ | 03/10/2020

Posted on 03/10/2020 1:41:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The Kenya Wildlife Service was called to the reserve after it was reported the giraffes hadn’t been seen in quite a while.

Upon finding the bones, wildlife officials estimated they had been there for at least four months.

“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 giraffes,” said Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the reserve in Garissa County, Kenya, in a news release.

The animals got their unique coloring from a condition known as leucism, which is a genetic condition that causes the giraffes’ skin cells to fail to produce pigmentation. That results in white, pale or patchy coloration of their hide.

Unlike albinism, animals with leucism continue to produce a dark pigment in their soft tissue, meaning the giraffes’ eyes were dark.

The world’s tallest land animal has lost 40% of its population in just 30 years from poaching and wildlife trafficking, the African Wildlife Foundation estimates.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: girafffes; kenya; poacher; poachers; poaching; poacjers; whitegiraffe
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1 posted on 03/10/2020 1:41:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: snarkytart

ping


2 posted on 03/10/2020 1:41:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

witches!


3 posted on 03/10/2020 1:42:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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4 posted on 03/10/2020 1:43:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Amish?


5 posted on 03/10/2020 1:43:43 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: BenLurkin

#ItsOkayToBeWhite


7 posted on 03/10/2020 1:45:57 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Me and my homies woulda been stackin' bodies by now- G. Washington.)
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To: BenLurkin
Homo Africans. Lowering property values for two million years.
8 posted on 03/10/2020 1:46:58 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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WTF are they poaching giraffes??!!!!
9 posted on 03/10/2020 1:47:34 PM PDT by KavMan
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To: KavMan

White giraffe? Thought you were talking’ bout Brandon Belt.


10 posted on 03/10/2020 1:50:33 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SpaceBar

What kind of homo are you?


11 posted on 03/10/2020 1:50:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Quite the “sanctuary” there, Kenya.


12 posted on 03/10/2020 1:52:45 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
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To: BenLurkin

They look like creatures from “Ancient Aliens”... but majestic and beautiful.


13 posted on 03/10/2020 1:53:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: BenLurkin

BASSTURDS!...............................


14 posted on 03/10/2020 1:54:05 PM PDT by Red Badger (If people were to God like dogs are to people, the world would be a really great place..............)
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To: chris37

VERY VERY SAD!! Some damn people don’t give a shit about anything, con you imagine coming across these two animals I would be in such AWE how could anyone pull a trigger???


15 posted on 03/10/2020 1:56:22 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: BenLurkin

So beautiful. Sad.


16 posted on 03/10/2020 2:00:20 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: chris37

They look ‘other-worldly’


17 posted on 03/10/2020 2:05:09 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: Red Badger

I guarantee you it was done to ship to the wonderful Chinese for some bullshit “medicinal” purpose at a high price on the black market. Disgusting. The trade of rare and endangered species into that country so they can eat it for some pagan type medical or health reason is astounding.


18 posted on 03/10/2020 2:07:03 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: laweeks

>> Amish?

The mumbo-jumbo beat of the Congo.
Boomlay boomlay boomlay boom.

Bang!


19 posted on 03/10/2020 2:07:34 PM PDT by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: Jamestown1630

Yeah, they do. They look magical to me. Something far greater than me made them.

I think a lot of people don’t understand that animals have unique and individual spirits.


20 posted on 03/10/2020 2:12:07 PM PDT by chris37 (Impeach Chief Obama Injustice Roberts, a fraud, a clown and a tyrant!)
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