A 9-foot dwarf giraffe has been found in the Savannah region.
Dwarf Giraffes Spotted For the first Time: Two dwarf giraffes were found in the savanna area (Sawana) of Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda. Their length is about 9 feet. The length of a giraffe is usually 15–20 feet.
- January 11, 2021, 2:04 PM IST
These giraffes are struggling with skeletal dysplasia
Scientific investigation has revealed that both these giraffes are struggling with dwarfism and in scientific language it is called Skeletal dysplasia. This is the first case of giraffe having skeletal dysplasia. Most giraffes grow from 15 to 20 feet, but in 2018 scientists working with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation discovered an 8.5-foot-tall giraffe in Namibia. Three years ago, scientists also found a 9-foot 3-inch giraffe in a wildlife park in Uganda.
Due to illness, bones do not developResearchers say that this is a disease under which bones are not fully developed. Age increases, but it remains small. Due to dwarfism, these giraffes find it difficult to move. He published his findings in the British Medical Journal late last month.
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The report said that in the cases of both giraffes, his neck was long, but the legs were short and crooked. Skeletal dysplasia affects humans and pets, but the disease was still rare in wild animals.