Giraffes are known for their heights, some scientists discovered two of the world’s tallest animals who were half the size of regular giraffes.
The discovery which was made in Uganda not only stunned the scientists but also many people across the world.
“It is fascinating what our researchers out in the field found. We were very surprised,” Julian Fennessy, co-founder of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, told Reuters in a videocall on Friday.
We all know that giraffes can reach up to 20 feet in height but in 2015 Conservation scientists found a 9-foot 3-inch giraffe in a Ugandan wildlife park.
Scientist said the two giraffes suffer from a condition known as dwarfism which is rare in animals.
The short giraffes were spotted in the dry savanna of Murchison Falls national park in northern Uganda.
According to scientists, the dwarf giraffes’ condition is called skeletal dysplasia, or dwarfism, which is a result of abnormalities in bone development.
The scientists noted that the condition usually affects humans and domesticated animals, but it is rare in wild animals.