Extremely Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania



The animal is not albino, but has a similar condition called leucism, in which the skin lacks various pigments and appears white.


She was spotted in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania by Dr Derek Lee, founder and scientist at the Wild Nature Institute.


While albinos eyes are red, leucistics have normal eye coloration. The Local tour guides have named the Giraffe Omo, after a popular local brand of detergent.


Staff at the Wild Nature Institute were happy to see Omo still thriving during a recent foray to the national park, located in the northeastern part of the country.


Leucistic animals are mostly white but can produce some pigment. For example, many still sport color in their eyes.


Omo’s unusual coloration, however, has prompted fears that she could become a target for poachers.