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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We are big Marwell fans so it came as no surprise that my daughter chose to go on her birthday. We timed it so we got to the giraffe house as the Keeper talk was beginning and were then lucky enough to have time to chat with Meghan and Kev (education… Read full reviewJo, 1st February 2020