Last White Giraffe in the World has been fitted with Global Positioning System tracker

White giraffe in Kenya fitted with GPS tracking device in an effort to keep poachers at bay

The female white giraffe stirred huge interest in 2017 when she was first spotted on the conservancy and again when she birthed two calves, the latest in August a year ago.

The world's only white giraffe, located in Kenya, has been fitted with a Global Positioning System tracking device to protect him from poachers.

This was accomplished with help from the Kenya Wildlife Service, in addition to the Northern Rangelands Trust and the Save Giraffes Now organization.

The white giraffe is the last one known alive after a group of poachers killed a female and her calf in March, according to a Tuesday statement from the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy.

The male giraffe has a rare genetic trait called leucism, which results in the loss of pigment in some animals and makes it easier for wild hunters to live in arid forests. The device will give hourly updates on the whereabouts of the giraffe enabling rangers to locate it easily and keep it safe from harm.

He is thought to be the last of his kind, after poachers killed two of his family members in March.

The female white giraffe first made headlines when she was discovered, alongside her calf, in 2017.

"Our mission is to work with communities, enable them [to] be resilient, secure their livelihoods as well as protect the unique wildlife like the only known white giraffe", said Antony Wandera, senior wildlife monitoring officer at the NRT.

"Further to this the white giraffe was a big boost to tourism in the area". "We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffes", Mohammed Ahmednoor, manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, where the giraffe lives, had said. They are hunted by poachers for their hides, meat and body parts.

The world's tallest land animal has lost 40% of its population in just 30 years African Wildlife Foundation Estimates. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article.



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