They were once the rarest giraffes in the world, and now they are officially gone.
The remains of a white giraffe and her calf were discovered by rangers at the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Kenya.
BREAKING NEWS: Sad day as KENYA's only female white giraffe and her calf are killed by poachers at Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Ijara, Garissa County. 🦒🦒😢😢😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/tnXZVjz86M
— The Real Kenyan (@therealkenyan_) March 10, 2020
The conservationists were called to the reserve after reports that the rare giraffes hadn’t been spotted in a while.
Upon discovery of their remains, officials estimated that they had been there for at least four months.
— Hirola Conservation (@hirola_program) March 10, 2020
“This is a very sad day for the community of Ijara and Kenya as a whole,” Conservancy manager Mohammed Ahmednoor said.
“We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffes.”
Just one male white giraffe remains.