Long Necks in Giraffes

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Most people assume that giraffes’ long necks evolved to help them feed. If you have a long neck, runs the argument, you can eat leaves on tall trees that your rivals can’t reach. But there is another possibility: the prodigious necks may have little to do with food, and everything to do with sex.

A theory on ‘necking’ to compete for females. Giraffes stand side by side and swing the backs of their heads into each others’…




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