Friday, December 30, 2016

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park - Omo the white One Year Old Giraffe Calf


The year-old calf, which lives in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, has a condition called leucism. Omo isn't albino; her skin cells don’t produce pigmentation, but soft tissues, such as her dark eyes, do.


Tarangire National Park is working to ensure that Omo’s rare coloration doesn’t put her in poachers’ crosshairs.


Omo is lucky to have survived her first year of life. Giraffe calves are a favorite meal for many predators, and her pale color probably makes her more conspicuous to predators.

NatGeo.com






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