Extremely Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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