A possible skeletal condition may be to blame for the existence of dwarf giraffes. But for most safari enthusiasts, it’s a shocking discovery to see miniature versions of these tall animals.
What if we told you that dwarf versions of giraffes were to exist? You’d probably call us crazy.
But sure enough, they have been discovered for the first time ever in Uganda. More of them may be all throughout the southern half of Africa.
While many safari-goers are amazed at this new discovery, experts are pointing to a wide variety of skeletal conditions that may contribute to the size of the dwarf giraffes. One of the specific conditions is known as skeletal dysplasia.
On average, regular giraffes grow to be 20 feet in height. However, these dwarf giraffes are about a fraction of the average size.