January 12 According to a British Reuters report on the 11th, many African countries have successively found “mini giraffes” whose neck lengths are normal but their legs are very short.
According to the report, mini giraffes have been found in Namibia and Uganda, which are about 2.6 meters tall, about half of the normal height of giraffes (4.6 meters to 6.1 meters).
This is also the first time that mini giraffes have been found in the world. According to zoologist Michael Brown, they may have osteochondylosis, a rare disease that affects the development of cartilage, joints and bones, which often occurs on the head, spine and limbs.
The legs of the mini giraffe are particularly short (video screenshot)
Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world, usually living in groups. Giraffes in the world were once thought to belong to the same population, but the latest molecular research results show that they actually belong to the four major populations.
But Brown said that for many artificial reasons, the habitat of giraffe is shrinking, and the species is quietly becoming extinct.