The world’s final recognized white giraffe is getting a GPS monitoring machine

The only known white giraffe in the world has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to protect it from poachers while grazing in Kenya. But despite his unique status, the lonely male has no name.

The white giraffe now stands alone after poachers killed a female and her calf in March, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement on Tuesday.

A rare genetic trait called leucism causes the white color, and it makes the surviving giraffe dangerous to poachers in the arid savannah near the Somali border.

Now the GPS tracking device attached to one of the giraffe’s horns pings every hour to alert rangers of their location.

The sanctuary thanked the Kenya Wildlife Service along with the Northern Rangelands Trust and Save Giraffes Now for help.

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