The secret to giraffes’ long legs

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Giraffes legs should be too skinny to hold their heavy weight.  Why don’t they break? Well, apparently it’s because they have a groove in their leg bone to protect the ligament.  This means that they can support themselves without needing lots of muscle.  Not having to use muscle means they don’t get tired so that can stand up better.  Cool.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. B says:

    I didn’t know that…….cool!

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