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Kenya''s rare white giraffes killed by poachers

肯尼亚的稀有白色长颈鹿被偷猎者猎杀



Kenya''s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world.

环保人士周二宣称,肯尼亚仅有的雌性白色长颈鹿和它的幼崽被偷猎者猎杀,对这种世界其他地方都绝无仅有的珍稀动物是个巨大的打击。

The bodies of the two giraffes were found "in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers" in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement.

希罗拉保护区的团队在一份声明中说道,这两只长颈鹿的尸体在肯尼亚东部的加利萨被发现的时候只剩下了骨架,它们是被武装偷猎者杀害的。

Their deaths leave just one remaining white giraffe alive - a lone male, borne by the same slaughtered female, the conservancy said.

保护团队说现在只剩一只白色长颈鹿存活了,一只孤独的雄性长颈鹿,它正是被屠杀的这只雌性白色长颈鹿所生。

"We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffe," said Mohammed Ahmednoor, the manager of the conservancy.

该保护团队的管理者,穆罕默德·艾哈迈德努尔说:“我们是世界上唯一一个白色长颈鹿管理保护区”。



(译注:白化症不产生黑色素,患病的动物多为白色或者淡黄色,眼睛在有血管显露的时候多呈现红色。白化产生黑色素,但是在皮肤,毛发,羽毛等地方会出现一些色素沉着的功能丧失,但是眼睛不受影响。所以如果眼睛是黑色的,哪怕全身白也不是白化症)

Mr Ahmednoor said their deaths, confirmed by rangers and community members, was a "sad day" and a major loss for researchers and tourism providers working in the remote corner of Kenya.

它们的死亡已经被护林员和保护区的员工证实了,艾哈迈德先生说这是个“悲伤的日子”,而且对那些工作在肯尼亚偏远地方的研究人员和旅游业者是个巨大的损失。