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A thread for entertaining stories, that don't seem to belong elsewhere. Any fun, or interesting story will fit here. I will start with two I have been hanging onto about animals, so here goes for your enjoyment. Pair of Rare White Giraffes Captured on Video for First Time Ever Sept. 16, 2017 Brian Thomas "Two white giraffes were spotted in Kenya and conservationists took footage of the pair, something officials say has never happened before. The giraffe and its calf were spotted near the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy. Abdullahi H. Ali, the conservancy’s founder, claims wild white giraffes have never before been captured on camera. From Hirola’s website: "Early june this year, reports of a white baby giraffe and its mother were reported to us by the rangers who got the report from one of the villagers adjacent to the Ishaqbini conservancy. We hurriedly headed to the scene as soon as we got the news. And lo! There, right infront of us, was the so hyped ‘white giraffe’ of Ishaqbini conservancy! They were so close and extremely calm and seemed not disturbed by our presence. The mother kept pacing back and forth a few yards infront of us while signalling the baby Giraffe to hide behind the bushes – a characteristic of most wildlife mothers in the wild to prevent the predation of their young. While observing the magnificent long necked animal looking at us, I could not but help see the fading reticulates on their skin! It was evident that the coloration especially on the mother giraffe was not as conspicuous as the baby. The question that lingered in my mind was if the fading on the skin was something that happened at birth or thereafter in the adult giraffe life? This is because the baby giraffe, had very conspicuous reticulates but with a small tinge of the white coloration that seemed to continue fading away leaving the baby white as it approaches adulthood." The mother giraffe was notably white, and its calf was pale, but retained some skin pigmentation. The giraffe’s unusual paleness is a result of lueucism, which prevents pigmentation. Lueucism differs from albinism, though. Leucism allows for darker pigments in soft tissue, and animals with luecism retain normal color in their eyes. The animals were spotted in June by a local villager, who quickly contacted rangers at Hirola. snip snip video at link, check it out Such beautiful, gentle, and graceful animals! http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/pair-of-rare-white-giraffes-captured-on-video-for-first-time-ever