By Josie October 12th, 2023
In late July, the world was introduced to Kipekee, a reticulated giraffe born at Brights Zoo in Tennessee, USA.
Kipekee, meaning “unique” in Swahili, was a marvel, born without the iconic spots that adorn her species.
Fast forward to the golden terrains of Namibia, where the second spotless giraffe (but the first wild one) was discovered roaming the land.
This second discovery has amplified the intrigue and curiosity in the scientific and wildlife communities globally.
Scientists speculate genetic mutations or recessive genotypes as potential causes of their spotless coats.