2 Rare White Giraffes Slaughtered by Poachers
Picture: New York Times
The killing of a female and her calf leaves just one, a bull, out of a family of three that lived in the conservancy.
NAIROBI, Kenya — A white female giraffe and her 30-week old calf, whose rare pigmentation captured the attention of wildlife lovers around the globe, were killed by poachers last year in Kenya, illustrating the challenges of conservation and the persistent and devastating impact of poaching.
Karura Forest: How Kenya reclaimed nature from violent gangs.
But 10 years ago the local community decided to reclaim the area and make it safe for visitors.
Thanks to their efforts, the forest is now one of Nairobi’s top attractions and welcomes up 30,000 visitors a month.
Video producer: Solomon Serwanjja and AFP
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