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.

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.


“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.