11 Sep '17, 6pm

Elusive snowy white giraffes filmed in Kenya

Elusive snowy white giraffes filmed in Kenya

As if giraffes weren't exotic enough, this very rare mother and baby seem outright otherworldly in their absence of color and pattern. The giraffe's species name, camelopardalis, means “camel-leopard,” because they were originally thought to be a combination of the two animals. And while now we may certainly know better, early camel-leopard admirers can hardly be blamed – especially given those distinctive markings. Different subspecies of giraffes have different patterns. For example, Masai giraffes have spots that look like oak leaves while Rothschild's giraffes boast large, brown splotches outlined by thick, pale lines. Kenya's own reticulated giraffe, has a dark coat with very graphic shapes and well-defined narrow lines. Unless, of course, that reticulated giraffe happens to be white as a ghost. Incredibly rare with what appears to be only a handful sightings in the w...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/elusive-snowy...

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