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Species Spotlight: Giraffe

A giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

How is each giraffe different?
Like a fingerprint, the markings of a giraffe’s coat are unique to each individual.

Why do giraffes have long necks?
Their long necks are an adaptation to facilitate feeding on foliage beyond the reach of other hoofed animals.

What is the biggest threat to the survival of giraffes?
Habitat destruction continues to threaten their future.

 

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