According to Bright’s Zoo, experts believe this giraffe is the only single, unblemished and uniformly colored reticulated deer in the world today.
In an email to CBS, Bright’s Zoo director David Bright said that according to archived images, the last giraffe seen was named Toshiko in 1972 at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan.
According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the reticulated giraffe is a brown and orange spotted giraffe native to Africa and was listed as endangered in 2018.
On 20 August, Bright’s Zoo announced a competition to name a special baby deer. People can now come to the zoo and see this deer.
Bright’s Zoo hopes this “floating” deer will draw attention to the challenges this species faces in the wild.
“The international press coverage of our immaculate baby giraffe has brought much-needed attention to giraffe conservation. Wild giraffe populations are quietly at risk of extinction. The species. 40% of wild giraffe populations have disappeared in the last three decades alone, CBS News quotes Mr. Tony Bright, the founder of Bright’s Zoo.
Video of a rare spotted giraffe – Source: CBS News
On 21 August, Bright’s Zoo announced a shortlist of four names chosen from a baby deer naming contest, with “Kipkei” meaning unique, “Firayali” meaning extraordinary, “Shakiri” meaning “she is the most beautiful”. , and Jamela means “brilliant beauty”.
In 2020, a family of three rare white giraffes was discovered in Kenya. Leukemia causes the entire body of these deer to turn white, resulting in loss of pigmentation.
After two of three white giraffes were killed by poachers, a conservation team fitted GPS devices in another, which track activity and hopefully help them avoid poaching.