Poaching is an incredibly serious issue and for such a unique animal like the last known white giraffe, it is even more important.
The Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy Community Survey said in a statement on Tuesday that the Global Positioning System tracking device, secured to the animal's head, would provide an hour-long update of his location. The devices help to know the location as it grazes in Kenya.
A conservation group said rangers could monitor the lone male giraffe's movements in real time. The mother and her calf who were killed in March were found "in a skeletal state" after being killed by armed poachers, the conservancy explained, adding that the remaining male was borne by the same slaughtered female.
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Manager of the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy in Garissa County, Ahmed Noor said, "The white male giraffe has a rare genetic trait called leucism which causes the partial loss of pigmentation".
As per the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy, the tracking device has been attached to one of the giraffe's ossicones, the horn-like protuberances on its head.
Their carcasses were found in a conservation area in Kenya's north-eastern Garissa County, where the male giraffe is now living alone.More news: Why more people may die if Trump doesn’t cooperate - Biden
Earlier in March this year, poachers killed two of his family members, leaving behind only one giraffe.
Rangers fear the giraffe could suffer the same fate as his relatives, a female and her seven-month-old calf with similar white skin.
"Our mission is to work with the community, help them [to] Antony Wandera, NRT's Senior Wildlife Supervisor, said: "They are resilient, secure their livelihoods and protect unique wildlife like the known white wildlife". They are hunted by poachers for their hides, meat and body parts.More news: Cyberpunk 2077 Breathtaking Trailer & Video Are All About Johnny Silverhand & Keanu Reeves
Ahmednoor also commended KWS along with the Northern Rangelands Trust and Save Giraffes Now for their help in ensuring a safer wildlife community for the animal.
The ecosystem of Ijara is also home to the critically endangered hirola antelope with an estimated wild population of 450 individuals.More news: Rapper fired a flamethrower on the bus then surrendered