16:46 GMT24 January 2021
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    According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the two male giraffes in Namibia and Uganda are the first documented examples of dwarf giraffes. They are half the size of their counterparts of the same age.

    "Dwarf" giraffes have been discovered for the first time in Africa, according to a group of scientists from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.

    "The fact that this is the first description of dwarf giraffe is just another example of how little we know about these charismatic animals," Julian Fennessy, director and co-founder of GCF, said in a statement quoted by the Live Science. "There is just so much more to learn about giraffe in Africa and we need to stand tall now to save them before it is too late."

    ​Scientists noticed them during photographic research related to the determination of the number and distribution of giraffes throughout the continent.

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