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Scientists have discovered dwarf giraffes

Researchers at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation discovered two dwarf giraffes. The animals have been seen at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda and on a private farm in central Namibia during photo research by GCF. Adult giraffes are between 4.5 and 6 meters tall, and those found by researchers measure just over 2.5 meters. In both cases, they have a long neck, but unnaturally short and thick legs. Unfortunately, their unique appearance is a disease, and their life is certainly a bit more difficult than that of normal-sized individuals. Giraffes suffer from joint dysplasia, which is rare among wild animals. Experts are still not sure what is the reason behind the giraffe dysplasia. The observations of two individuals have continued for several years, but the results of the study were recently published in the journal The BMJ.
The giraffe population is currently not looking good. Over the past 30 years, it has dropped by 40%, and there are approximately 111,000 individuals left in the wild. They have been classified as an endangered species.