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Gross Anatomical Studies on the Hind Limb of the West African Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta)

+is study on the gross anatomy of the West African giraffe’s hind limb was aimed at investigating the unique morphological features and number of bones making up this region of the skeleton. Two (2) adults obtained as carcasses at different times after postmortem examination were prepared to extract the bones via cold water maceration for use in the study. The appearance of the ossa coxarum and its features presented similarities to that of the horse. However, differences were evident in

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A comparison of the bone density and morphology of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and buffalo (Syncerus caffer) skeletons

Unique features of giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis anatomy are its long neck and slender long limbs. Its neck vertebrae should be light and have low density to make it manoeuvrable while the limb bones should have high density to provide the strength to support the giraffe’s mass. Giraffes also have a very high vertical growth rate, a diet with a high Ca:P ratio, and a skeleton that constitutes a high proportion of its body mass. To investigate whether the giraffe skeleton

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