Giraffe in Vast Land

A giraffe’s neck might be over 5 feet long, but it is made up of only seven vertebrae, the same as a human. With those big heavy bones, a giraffe can still run at 32 miles per hour. In addition to a long neck, a giraffe has a powerful weapon that can be as long as 18 inches. It’s the tongue, which can wrap around leaves like our human handy grasp, reaching very high places.

Date: 5/29-6/20/2004

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