This beautiful baby giraffe can really stand out in a crowd. Spotted over a year ago roaming the Tarangire National Park,
she has been sighted again this year, alive and well. This is really
good news because as lovely as her colouration is, it may also make her a
greater target for poachers and natural predators in the wild.
Christened by a local guide as “Omo” after a popular brand of detergent
in Tanzania, she draws her rare white colouring from a condition known
Leucism is a partial loss of cellular pigmentation which results in
Omo’s pale, patchy colour. It is not to be confused with albinism, which
is a reduction in just melanin; leucism is the combined lack of
multiple types of pigments.
An unfortunate bird got a soaking when it was sneezed on by a giraffe. The unlucky oxpecker was clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time and caught in a jet of drool when the giraffe seemingly let out a massive sneeze. Amateur photographer, Lisl Moolman was photographing animals at a waterhole in Kruger National Park South Africa when she captured the funny moment on camera. Picture: LISL MOOLMAN / CATERS NEWS
Giraffe Manor, located in Nairobi, Africa, is a unique hotel set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of forest. This hotel is visited daily by a herd of giraffes who often poke their heads through the windows in search of food that the guests are more than pleased to share, before retreating back into the surrounding forest.