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Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania
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Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania

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This stunning giraffe has not been photoshopped, she’s real! Omo, the 15-month-old beauty whose skin looks as if it was bleached, is suffering from leucism. It’s a condition that results in a partial loss of pigmentation.

She was spotted in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania by Dr Derek Lee, founder and scientist at the Wild Nature Institute. “Omo appears to get along with the other giraffes, she has always been seen with a large group of normally coloured giraffe – they don’t seem to mind her different colouring,” he explained.

“We and our partners are working on giraffe conservation and anti-poaching to help give Omo and her relatives a better chance of survival. We hope that she lives a long life and that some day she has calves of her own.”

More info: wildnatureinstitute.org

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    “Omo is the only pale giraffe we are currently aware of,” said Dr Derek Lee

    “Omo appears to get along with the other giraffes…they don’t seem to mind her different colouring”

    “Adult giraffes are regularly poached for bush meat, and her colouration might make her a target”

    “We and our partners are working on giraffe conservation and anti-poaching to help give Omo and her relatives a better chance of survival”

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    “We hope that she lives a long life and that some day she has calves of her own”

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    DianaHockley
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    8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I'm not in favour of animals being captured and placed in sanctuaries but if this is what it takes for her to be safe, yes, I think they should consider doing just that. She is totally beautiful - too beautiful for her own good.

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    CindiThomasScott
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    8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    And a lover of giraffe I think she is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life I hope that she lives a very long life and has many many children who looked just like her

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    DianaHockley
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    8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I'm not in favour of animals being captured and placed in sanctuaries but if this is what it takes for her to be safe, yes, I think they should consider doing just that. She is totally beautiful - too beautiful for her own good.

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    CindiThomasScott
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    8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    And a lover of giraffe I think she is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life I hope that she lives a very long life and has many many children who looked just like her

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