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Why do giraffes have long necks?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (5)
  • because their feet stink! lol

    Answer by Candice_brooke at 7:33 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • It's adaptation to be able to reach the leaves that are higher off the ground since other animals tend to eat the lower leaves. It's for survival

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • evolution...

    Answer by AmaliaD at 7:42 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • Yes, I was just in East Africa and it's to reach the leaves at the top, evolution.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:47 PM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • "because their feet stink"...hee, hee! Seriously though, the other two answers were correct - evolution and adaptation. Probably also a co-evolution with the trees. Taller trees survive because they don't get all eaten up, and taller giraffes survive because they can still reach the leaves.

    Answer by FlyMom07 at 7:49 PM on Feb. 4, 2009