Even though their necks are much, much longer than ours they still only have 7 neck bones – the same as humans and most other mammals!
Their long necks help them find leaves that are well out of reach of their rivals. This, coupled with their 45cm long, black tongue, also helps them remove leaves from spiky acacia trees. In fact, their tongue is so long that they can clean their noses and even their eyes with it!
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my trip at marwell zoo was really fun and exciting,i will be coming back soon especially to see the amazing giraffes!i really recommend marwell zoo,they have so many amazing animals to look at and you will never get bored!! Abbie, 20th June 2018