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Extremely Rare White Giraffe Spotted With Her Adorable Baby Calf In Kenya

Video footage oftwo extremely rare white reticulated giraffes that have been found living in eastern Kenya is melting the hearts of wildlife fans around the world.

Conservationistsfilmed the ghostly looking motherand her adorable calf — who both have the pigmentation-inhibiting genetic condition ofleucism— walking together on theIshaqbini Hirola Conservancyin Garissa County in June.

They were so close and extremely calmand seemed not disturbed by our presence,” theHirola Conservation Program, which manages the area, wrote on its blog. The staff had been tipped off by locals about the animals’ location.

“The mother kept pacing back and forth a few yards in front of us while signaling the baby giraffe to hide behind the bushes –- a characteristic of most wildlife mothers in the wild to prevent the predation of their young,” it added.

The conservancy first shared the 64-second clip online in August, but it picked up traction this week and is now going viral.

It’s only the third known sighting of white giraffes (also known as leucistic giraffes) in recent years, per the organization.

A white giraffe who has since been named Omo was found livingin Tanzania’s Tarangire National Parkin 2015, while another sighting of a white giraffe was reported in March 2016 on the same Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy where the mother and calf were found.

It’s unclear how many white giraffes are currently living in the wild, although the giraffe species as a whole is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Their current population is believed to be less than 80,000, with reticulated giraffes accounting for fewer than8,700 of that.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.