• How this giraffe lost its spots, and other tales of unusually white animals

    6 days ago - By The Verge

    Earlier this week, news went viral that two white giraffes were spotted in Kenya - a completely white female and her baby giraffe, which had barely visible spots on its skin. Although bright white giraffes aren't very common, there have been sightings before - and every time a candid white animal is immortalized in a photo, people freak out.
    It's not too hard to imagine why: these creatures look straight from a fairly tale. It's like someone drew them on the landscape and forgot to fill them in with color. It's impossible not to wonder how the animals get their ghostly appearance.

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