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World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Praxis758: 7:08pm On Nov 19, 2020
The world's only known white giraffe has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to keep poachers at bay in north-east Kenya, conservationists say.

A conservation group said rangers could monitor the lone male giraffe's movements in real time.

The giraffe has a rare genetic condition called leucism, which causes the loss of skin pigmentation.

He is thought to be the last of his kind, after poachers killed two of his family members in March.

Rangers fear the giraffe could suffer the same fate as his relatives, a female and her seven-month-old calf with similar white skin.

Their carcasses were found in a conservation area in Kenya's north-eastern Garissa County, where the male giraffe is currently living alone.

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya
The Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, which oversees wildlife in the area, said the tracking device was attached to one of the giraffe's horns on 8 November.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the non-profit group said the tracking device would give hourly updates on the giraffe's whereabouts, enabling rangers to "keep the unique animal safe from poachers".

The manager of the group, Mohammed Ahmednoor, thanked conservationists for their help in protecting the giraffe and other wildlife.


"The giraffe's grazing range has been blessed with good rains in the recent past and the abundant vegetation bodes well for the future of the white male," he said.

The Kenya Wildlife Society, the main conservation body in the east-African country, said it was happy to assist in efforts to protect "unique wildlife like the only known white giraffe".

White giraffes were first spotted in Kenya in March 2016, about two months after a sighting in neighbouring Tanzania.

A year later, white giraffes made headlines again, after the mother and her calf from the conservancy in Kenya's Garissa County were caught on camera.


Native to more than 15 African countries, giraffes are the world's tallest mammals. They are hunted by poachers for their hides, meat and body parts.

Some 40% of the giraffe population has disappeared in the last 30 years, with poaching and wildlife trafficking contributing to this decline, according to the Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF) .

Giraffes have been designated as a vulnerable species on The International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List , with an estimated population of 68,293 globally.

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by illicit(m): 7:19pm On Nov 19, 2020
Nice one....
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by jimmychang: 10:59pm On Nov 19, 2020
Humans embarassed

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Noble1000(m): 11:07pm On Nov 19, 2020
see as them value Animal .. if this one is found in Nigeria... hmmmm inside pot

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Telegram234(m): 11:39pm On Nov 19, 2020
Noble1000:
see as them value Animal .. if this one is found in Nigeria... hmmmm inside pot
i am waiting for righteousness89 to come preach endtime message

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by grim33(m): 5:54am On Nov 20, 2020
When humans finally goes extinct. The animals will be free
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by dazzlingd: 6:24am On Nov 20, 2020
Whenever I watch sci-fi movies and see aliens dealing with humans, like wth, we are worse to the species we share same planets with and u expect to be treated better....
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Asquare84(m): 6:46am On Nov 20, 2020
See pepper soup
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Kingluqman(m): 6:50am On Nov 20, 2020
If na nigeria, if dem like make dem use Hisbah police secure am, we go still kill am chop grin

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by BLUELemon: 6:52am On Nov 20, 2020
the different one
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by binary007: 7:19am On Nov 20, 2020
Regardless of our intentions, to those animals we are monsters! Just like we always think Aliens are monsters.

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by TalkTalkTwins(m): 7:25am On Nov 20, 2020
Okay o
Them go locate tracker inside pot abi?
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by kambili999(f): 7:30am On Nov 20, 2020
Why would someone see something this cute and want to kill it?

Haba

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by wiseone28: 7:35am On Nov 20, 2020
Hope Lion no go chop am
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Sabadon(m): 7:38am On Nov 20, 2020
see as the animal fine, still na afin grin
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Gadafii: 8:10am On Nov 20, 2020
africa is way backward in everything...the way these whites treat animals with love and care you would wonder if its this same animals kill for fun, money or food

you kill a whole rhino just for it horn, then leave the body to rot, same for elephants and others
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Dayoebe(m): 8:33am On Nov 20, 2020
Beautiful!
Lucky to have been in a good environment.
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by boss1310(m): 8:48am On Nov 20, 2020
Giraffes is one animal that knows how to pose for camera
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by rowland545(m): 9:22am On Nov 20, 2020
Animal way go end up for pot go still end up for pot...if dem like make dem give am special body guard.


E go still sup....
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by ebukamat34: 9:56am On Nov 20, 2020
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by TheSTreetman: 10:23am On Nov 20, 2020
I thought this giraffe has been killed since according to BBC undecided

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-51816083
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Yahman1(m): 10:26am On Nov 20, 2020
kambili999:
Why would someone see something this cute and want to kill it?

Haba

Same thing I kept wondering


the creator of Mother Nature is Great

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Petyr1: 11:55am On Nov 20, 2020
kambili999:
Why would someone see something this cute and want to kill it?

Haba
same reason I can't eat rabbit. that animal is too cute for me
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by kambili999(f): 12:29pm On Nov 20, 2020
Petyr1:
same reason I can't eat rabbit. that animal is too cute for me
as in ehn
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by MJluv(f): 1:52pm On Nov 20, 2020
jimmychang:
Humans embarassed
Africans you mean.
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Standing5(m): 4:22pm On Nov 20, 2020
When are we going to do these same thing in principle for humanity?
I mean when do we get rid of things that threaten human beings too like LGBT and rituals?

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Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by jimmychang: 5:03pm On Nov 20, 2020
MJluv:
Africans you mean.

Not Africans,humans in general ...
Re: World's Only Known White Giraffe Fitted With Tracker To Deter Poachers by Praxis758: 7:18pm On Nov 27, 2020
Scriptural Holiness is the only key.


Thanks bro for this insight.

Standing5:
When are we going to do these same thing in principle for humanity?
I mean when do we get rid of things that threaten human beings too like LGBT and rituals?

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