Gimli And Nigel

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Two adorable dwarf giraffes have been spotted for the very first time. Around 9-feet tall, Gimli and Nigel are two dwarf giraffes that are about half the height of an average giraffe. Their graceful, long necks tacked onto a set of chunky legs make them look like a mash-up of mythical creatures. This diminutive stature could put them at a disadvantage in the wild.

 

Researchers studied the proportions of these giraffes and compared them with other giraffes of similar age. They determined that Gimli and Nigel had skeletal dysplasia or abnormal bone development, that resulted in dwarfism.

 

Gimli was last spotted in March 2017, and Nigel was last seen in July 2020. But researchers hope that they see both the giraffes again soon. The fact that this first description of a dwarf giraffe is just another example of how little we know about these types of animals.


Submitted: October 06, 2021

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