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Scientists just discovered there are four separate species of giraffes

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 10, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Sep 09, 2016

Biologists have long assumed that all giraffes are part of a single species, but a new study in Current Biology throws everything we thought we knew about giraffes on its head. A first of its kind genetic analysis has found that the animals actually belong to four distinct species, each hailing from a different region of Africa. The species are said to be as different from one another as polar bears are from black bears. In the past, biologists had observed some differences in various...






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