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How did the giraffe get its improbable neck Genetic analysis finds

How did the giraffe get its improbable neck Genetic analysis finds


How did the giraffe get its improbable neck? Genetic analysis finds some clues.

Giraffes stand in their enclosure at the African Reserve of Sigean, southern France, on. 1. How did the giraffe get its improbable neck? Genetic analysis ...

How did the giraffe get its improbable neck? Genetic analysis finds some clues. - The Washington Post

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The world's tallest land animal, the giraffe boasts some curious characteristics including elongated neck vertebrae


The body design of giraffes has long fascinated researchers. Even Charles Darwin considered the evolutionary bodies of giraffes to represent a fascinating ...

Image: Derek Keats. You probably think you know how giraffe necks ...

The researchers have identified differences among the four species including body shape, colouration and coat

Male giraffes fight using their necks (Credit: Anup Shah/naturepl.com)

Researchers from the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and Goethe University in Germany looked at


How did the giraffe get its long neck? Gene analysis tells a tall story | Science | The Guardian

Giraffes may not have evolved long necks to reach tall trees

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They are instantly recognisable by their long necks and patterned bodies, but it appears we

Giraffes mostly feed with their necks at an angle (Credit: Denis-Huot/

Long-necked diplomacy: the tale of the third giraffe. Read more. Now scientists have ...


Nubian giraffe in Murchison Falls NP, Uganda (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund)

A 4-day-old baby giraffe stands near her mother Denisa at Ramat Gan

Young South African giraffe, Botswana's Okavango Delta (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFES: The heart of a giraffe is 2 feet long and weighs 25 pounds... Their blood pressure is twice that of a human.

One big baby: Daisy the giraffe was so tall when she was born that her


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Young South African giraffe in Botswana's Okavango Delta (c) J. Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

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German scientists find there are FOUR distinct species of giraffe | Daily Mail Online

Giraffes are the tallest land mammals (Credit: Anup Shah/naturepl.com)

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Having a giraffe! This is the hilarious moment a group of tourists captured a photograph

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Nubian giraffe calf and mother, Murchison Falls National Park (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

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Reticular giraffe: small, medium, and large. Find ...

Giraffes can reach very tall trees (Credit: Charlie Summers/naturepl.com)

The giraffe neck is actually too short to reach the ground without the giraffe having to spread its legs, or kneel on its front legs to drink water. <3

Tall order: The heart-achingly cute baby giraffe now has to be fed through

Nubian giraffe, Murchison Falls NP, Uganda2 (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

Nubian giraffe bulls necking, Murchison Falls National Park (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

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Sleeping giraffes

How did giraffes (Giraffa camelopardis) get their long necks? (Credit: Denis

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Daisy the giraffe with a bandage on its neck in Southwick Zoo, Massachusetts. Daisy

Nubian giraffe herd in Murchison Falls NP, Uganda (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

Mother and baby: Keepers at an Orlando park have welcomed the arrival of a new

Angolan giraffe herd in Damaraland, NW Namibia 2 (c) Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Fund.

A nice old-fashioned answer is that God, knowing that He had cunningly placed the most tasty leaves at the top of tall trees, designed giraffes with extra ...

Giraffes are an emblem of evolution (Credit: Cheryl-Samantha Owen/naturepl.

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The Kordofan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum) is a subspecies of giraffe found in northern

Giraffe (image: Arup Shah / NPL)

Masai giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) (Credit: Denis-Huot/naturepl.

Fuck off with these fucking long neck pics. I hate all of you.

One of the most under-studied large mammals in Africa, research has shown the

Mom and son: Audrey gave birth at 9.28 p.m. Saturday after about five hours of

Phenomenal: The animal had apparently had an itch he needed to scratch and stretched his

A mother and a baby giraffe in San Francisco ZOO

An adult male giraffe feeding high up on an acacia

Study of the Giraffe Given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt (1827) by Nicolas Huet II, also showing the groom who would look after her for eighteen ...

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Necks of long-necked non-sauropods, to scale.

A single Kordofan giraffe can produce up to 270 kilograms of meat, enough to feed an army of poachers for weeks, according to experts. Its unique and ...

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This is the hilarious moment an unlikely guest took a dip in a hotel swimming pool

i-ba4d604940a8163983ac712a62b35e11-Henderson-&-Naish-figure-1_June-2010. Giraffes are ...

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The Nubian Giraffe, by Jacques-Laurent Agasse (c.1827), depicts one of the three giraffes sent to Europe by Mehmet Ali Pasha. This one was received by ...

And so we naturally had a thought.

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Male Rothschild's giraffe, listed as Endangered. Photo by: Julian Fennessy.

Left: A Heliconius erato demophoon butterfly feeding on a flower in captivity. (Melanie Brien) Right: Light and dark morphs of the peppered moth.

They have a wild circulatory system to cope with that neck. Shutterstock. The giraffe's neck is something that gets ...