Dwarf Giraffes Discovered in the Wild



Standing up to 20 feet (6 meters) tall, giraffes are known for their towering presence. But researchers recently spotted two separate dwarf giraffes in Namibia and Uganda. These full-grown animals have much shorter legs than their counterparts. Specifically, they have shorter radius and metacarpal bones compared to giraffes that are the same age. The giraffes were photographed by researchers with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) who were doing routine surveys to record the population and distribution of the animals throughout Africa. They recorded one in a national park in Uganda, and the other on a private farm in...

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