How Long is the Giraffe's Neck?
The giraffe’s neck can range from 1.8 to 2.4 meters (6 to 8 feet) in length, depending on the subspecies. The long neck is composed of only seven vertebrae, which are elongated to allow the giraffe to reach high branches for food and also to defend itself with powerful head-butts. The neck is supported by a complex network of muscles, tendons, and blood vessels to maintain proper circulation and prevent injury. Despite its length, the giraffe’s neck is not the longest neck