The last white giraffe in the world will be monitored by GPS to protect it from hunters


The male giraffe lives alone after poachers killed the only surviving female giraffe and her calf

The only known white giraffe in the world will be controlled by a GPS tracking device to help protect it from poachers while it lives in Kenya. Despite its uniqueness, the lone male has no name.

The white giraffe now lives alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March, the Ishaqbini Hirola reserve said in a statement Tuesday.

A rare genetic trait called leucism causes the color to be white and makes the animal stand out in the arid savanna near the border with Somalia.

Now, the device placed on one of the giraffe’s horns, will emit an alert every hour to warn the rangers of its position.

The reserve thanked the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Northern Rangelands Trust and Save Giraffes Now groups for their assistance.

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