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Tech would have saved the Rare white giraffes in Kenya
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In 2017, the rare white giraffe put a remote community conservancy in the north of Kenya, on the global map after its discovery. The giraffe, described as one of a kind, dazzled the local community, scientists and wildlife enthusiasts globally. The giraffes likely had a genetic condition called leucism, which inhibits   skin cells from producing pigment but allows other organs, like eyes, to be dark-colored. This differs slightly from albinism, which inhibits the body from producing pigment in all…

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As elephant poaching in Africa by organised crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too. In the remote wilds of northern Kenya's Samburu reserve, the latest technology from Google creates three-dimensional maps using data from satellite tracking elephant collars, providing security for the animals in the short term, and helping protect their habitat in the long term. "It is a priceless bank of information," said Iain Douglas-Hamilton, head…