• Question: why do giraffes have long necks?

    Asked by ruheal to Gopal, Hannah, Becky, Vince on 26 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by abbas.
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      Rebecca Cook answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Because they have smelly feet…hehe that was my favourite joke as a child.

      Two possible reason for this, one to reach food higher up than their competitors. Or the second reason is that the long neck may have given giraffes advantage in fights for mates or against other animals