Scientists at a national park in Tanzania recently caught sight of a rare white giraffe. Named Omo, after a local brand of detergent, the baby giraffe has a condition called leucism that causes pigment loss.
Due to her unusual coloration, conservationists worry that the giraffe may become the target of poachers. Although it is illegal to hunt giraffes in Tanzania, where the giraffe is the national animal, the practice continues, leading some to fear for Omo’s safety.
However, the Wild Nature Institute said they’re amping up on their conservation and anti-poaching efforts with partners so that Omo and all giraffes have a better chance to live a long and healthy life.
Check out the video below to learn more about this incredibly rare giraffe!Whizzco