RICH, WHITE MEN ARE KILLERS OF THE FIRST DEGREE!! This killing was for $$ and “Trophy Display” in the smoking den!! Maybe the hunt should be reversed?? 😳😠😡💩
The mother and calf were confirmed dead Tuesday in Ijara, Garissa County by community members and rangers from the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, according to a press release.
“This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole,” conservancy manager Mohammed Ahmednoor said in the press release. “We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe. Its killing is a blow to tremendous steps taken by the community to conserve rare and unique species, and a wakeup call for continued support to conservation efforts.”
The Kenya Wildlife Service had been called to the sanctuary after it was reported that the two giraffes had not been seen for some time, CNN reported. When their skeletal remains were found and photographed, it was estimated that they had been dead at least four months. The Kenya Wildlife Service is now investigating the deaths.
Only one white giraffe is left in the conservancy, a male who is believed to be the only one now living, according to CBS News.
The female white giraffe was first spotted with a pale calf in 2017 by a villager out herding animals, according to The New York Times. It is not known what happened to that first calf, or if its coloring changed as it grew older. But the female gave birth to a second calf, according to CNN, and the rare animals drew visitors to the park and went viral on social media.