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Bloody Lesions on Giraffes Speeds Decline of World’s Tallest Mammals

Arthur Muneza

Michigan State University doctoral student Arthur Muneza is studying a mysterious giraffe skin disease that affects the limbs of giraffes. As he explains in “Sticking My Neck Out” on the MSU Student View website, “The affected areas become wrinkly, and develop lesions. Tanzania National Parks officials have done some groundwork on the disease, but the causative agent of the disease is yet to be identified.”

His work on giraffes was featured recently on the National Geographic website. His advisor is Robert Montgomery, assistant professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.


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