Charles Foley, a biologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has been searching for a legendary white giraffe in Tarangire National Park, Africa, since 1993.
“By 1994 the sightings stopped coming in, so I assumed it had died, either at the hand of man or beast,” Foley said in a WCS press release. “I never stopped looking though.”
Foley’s diligence paid off when he was conducting an aerial survey of the elephants earlier this month and saw a glimmer of white amid the trees. His photo, taken from a plane flying some 62 miles an hour (100 kilometers an hour), shows a pale giraffe with brown coloring on its legs.
According to Foley, the animal is not a true albino but is merely a lighter color than the average giraffe.
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