Question: Which of the following describes an amazing animal fact about giraffes:
(a) They are faster than a horse
(b) They can go longer than a camel without water
(c) They have as many vertebrae in their neck as a human
(d) All of the above
If you chose (d) then you're correct! That's right - all of the above describe giraffes. They are faster than horses mainly because every step a giraffe takes is about 15 feet in length.
In addition, the fact that giraffes can drink up to 12 gallons of water in one sitting helps them go longer than a camel without water - a camel!
Can you guess how many neck vertebrae are in a human and giraffe neck? If you guessed 7 you're right! As you probably guessed, though, giraffe neck vertebrae are much longer than a human's. Good thing!
Aren't giraffes amazing!?