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Two Rare White Giraffes Killed by Poachers in Kenya

by Brigit Katz/Smithsonianmag.com

In 2017, a female and baby giraffe were sighted near the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya, their fur as white as snow. The mother gave birth to a second white-colored calf last year, fuelling public fascination with these rare, spot-less creatures. But now, according to Abdi Latif Dahir and Neil Vigdor of the New York Times, tragedy has struck: the female and her seven-month-old calf are dead, reportedly killed by poachers.

Writing on Twitter, the Kenya Wildlife Service said that it began investigating the fates of the giraffes after the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy reached out to say that the female and her second baby had not been seen for a period of time. Teams on the ground identified bones that they believe belong to the missing giraffes. The remains appear to be four months old. The mother giraffe’s first offspring, a bull, is still alive, the Times reports.

“This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole,” said Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy, which confirmed the deaths in a statement. “We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe.”

Biography
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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  1. It should read: stone age, superstitious, low IQ sub-humans kill white Giraffes in the belief of obtaining magical powers.
    Africa is a stone age continent. Always has been, always will be. When humans travel to the stars, Africans will still be living in huts, wearing manure in their hair and worshiping weird deities. They can’t even feed them selves no matter how much you teach them, it’s not in the DNA, they will always be a hunter gatherer people. Such states in the continent were able to grow vast quantities of wheat. Today, that same state can’t feed its own people.
    Western countries have the right to exploit Africa for the betterment of all, the Africans are violent, clueless neo-lithic tribes that no matter how much you try to teach them anything, they will revert back to their stone age mind set.

  2. Mark Twain’s proof that man evolved down from the higher animals: “I placed one Anaconda snake with a herd of 500 sheep; it took one lamb for its meal. I placed two hunters with a herd of 500 buffalo, they slaughtered the whole herd. Therefore I conclude man evolved down from the higher animals.” Mark Twain in “Letters from the Earth”, 1938. Man is a worthless piece of garbage in the Universe and deserves his plight into oblivion. Man is below the lowest animal of the universe.

  3. The number one thing that needs to agree upon is we as humans need to end the mass killing of humans, end the sadistic killing of humans, unnecessary killing of animals, and the sadistic killing of animals, the unnecessary killing of plants, and the sadistic killing of plants, etc. If we cant respect other sentient lives how can anyone’s authority be respected on earth. For example, if America can’t respect an Afghan’s life being killed by drone through collateral damage or even if justified, yet still killed heinously, why should American lives or the American power be respected? If a poacher cant respect an endangered species why should there’s be respected?

  4. In the natural world this type of behavior is seen only in humans. If one cannot look at this from a distance and not understand the human implications and the need to address this type of behavior collectively, or we are defiantly beyond redemption as a species. Are religions threatened by inexplicably by unique hence spiritually significant non human creatures. Are there people out there that would purchase or own such a hide if that is what they were after. I know animals are capable of extreme act of kindness for no biologically adventitious reason, but their viciousness is 99% of the time all for biological reasons. Humans kill for fun and blood lust at a rate that would put a chumed shark to shame.