Smallest Giraffes in the World Were Born with Dwarfism

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Smallest Giraffes in the World Were Born with Dwarfism
The gorgeous animals were found by Conservation scientists and were named Gimil and Nigel Credit: Giraffe Conservation Foundation Facebook

SMALLEST giraffes in the world were born with dwarfism and are only half the size that you would expect.

The gorgeous animals were found by Conservation scientists and were named Gimil and Nigel. Giraffe’s normally come in at around 18 feet tall but the Nubian is nine feet four inches, and the Angolan is a tiny eight and a half feet.

The scientists that were working for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation came to the conclusion that both are dwarf animals. This is a condition that is seen in humans and animals, but is extremely rare in wild animals. Gimil and Nigel are the world’s smallest and the only known dwarf giraffes.

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The pair should have a normal life span but it is feared that due to the stature and the fact the Nubian giraffe has short legs that decrease his mobility, he may be at risk from predators.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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