Rare spotless giraffe born in Tennessee zoo

which are unique to each individual and serve as a form of camouflage in their natural habitat.

giraffes are born without spots, which is a rare genetic variation known as "white" or "leucistic" giraffes.

Leucism is a genetic condition that reduces pigmentation in the skin, hair, feathers, or scales of an animal.

This can result in animals having a partially or completely white appearance, but they typically retain their normal eye color.

where animals lack all pigment and have pink or red eyes, animals with leucism have normally colored eyes.

The birth of a spotless giraffe is a unique and fascinating event, and it's likely to attract a lot of attention from visitors and researchers alike.

Zoos play an important role in conserving and studying rare and unique animals,

this birth could provide an opportunity for scientists to learn more about leucism in giraffes and its potential effects on their behavior and survival.

Leucism is a genetic condition that reduces pigmentation in the skin, hair, feathers, or scales of an animal.

This can result in animals having a partially or completely white appearance, but they typically retain their normal eye color.

animals lack all pigment and have pink or red eyes, animals with leucism have normally colored eyes.