For years, scientists thought there was one species of giraffe, but genetics just proved there are four — Quartz

Picture the giraffe: the elegant neck, the graceful legs, the lovely yellow-gold coat splotched with brown. For years, zoologists thought this giant African mammal was one of a kind—until genetics proved there were actually four distinct types that don’t interbreed. On Thursday (Sept. 8), researchers from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Namibia and the Goethe…

via For years, scientists thought there was one species of giraffe, but genetics just proved there are four — Quartz

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