In A Sad Day for Wildlife, Poachers Have Killed Two Rare White Giraffes Leaving Only 1 In the World
The rarest giraffes to roam the planet are dead, thanks to poachers. Just recently the internet and wildlife enthusiasts were vowed with news of two rare albino giraffes in Kenya, they were stunning because they were also one of a kind and the only two recorded on earth. A few days ago, poachers shot dead both animals making the incident an extremely sad day for the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Garissa County Kenya.
1Both mother and calf were killed by poachers
What was even more disgusting and appalling about this heinous crime was the fact that the Giraffes were a mother and calf duo and neither were spared. Only the skeletal remains if the Giraffes were found by rangers of the Kenyan Wildlife Service upon investigating reports that the Giraffes hadn’t been seen for quite some time.
2Killed four months ago
When the rangers found the bones, they realized that they had been there for almost four months. It means that the animals were killed during that time which also goes to show the state of vigilance of the reserve.
3What the authorities had to say
Speaking to reporters Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the reserve in Garissa County, Kenya, said that “This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole. We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffes.” The killing was also described as a tremendous blow and a “wake up call for continued support to conservation efforts.” Luckily the mother had birthed two calfs and one bull is said to be still living.
The incident is being investigated by the Kenyan Wildlife Service and hopefully something will be done by the authorities.