World's Sole White Giraffe in Kenya Fitted With GPS Tracker

The world's only known white giraffe has been fitted with a GPS tracking device at Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in Ijara, Garissa County. The white male giraffe has leucism - a rare genetic trait - and was one of three with the condition, when a female giraffe and her calf were killed by poachers in March 2020. This prompted the fitting of the tracking device on November 8, at the request of the Ishaqbini board to the Kenya Wildlife Service and with support from the Northern Rangelands Trust and Save Giraffes Now.


AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.