This is pretty cool. Guides discovered a rare giraffe in Tanzania that is almost completely white. My first thought was that the giraffe is albino, but according to the Wild Nature Institute, the giraffe is actually leucistic. Unlike albino animals, animals with leucism have some level of pigmentation.
Dr. Derek Lee of the Wild Nature Institute first discovered this amazing animal last year in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. When discovered, a local guide named her “Omo” after a well-known brand of detergent.
And now she’s been spotted again. It’s great to see her doing so great. I love seeing beautiful creatures like this. Mother Nature always keeps amazing us.
You might think you were having a giraffe if you saw this…
Posted by Caters News Agency on Monday, January 25, 2016
Omo who is leucistic, is the only white giraffe in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. But that abnormality makes it so special and beautiful.
Posted by I-Love-Africa on Monday, January 25, 2016
great to see how OMO is growing up!
Posted by Chem Chem Safari Lodges – Tanzania, Africa on Tuesday, August 11, 2015