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This Extremely Rare Giraffe Is The Only White One In The World

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This Extremely Rare Giraffe Is The Only White One In The World

15-month-old old Omo is the only white giraffe in the world. Her coloration looks as if she's been following human hair trends and bleaching her hair white. But Omo's white hair is a all natural. The odd color effect is caused by leucism which is a condition causing the partial loss of pigmentation.

Omo lives in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. According to Dr Derek Lee, founder and scientist at the Wild Nature Institute, she gets along just fine with the other giraffes. They don't seem to mind her unique color at all.

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

“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.”

Via National Geographic

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