• Question: where do giraffes originally come from?

    Asked by thepastaboss to Claire, Joanna, Kapila, Renata, Suzanne on 26 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Claire El Mouden

      Claire El Mouden answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      Giraffes are native to most of central and southern Africa. T hey inhabit the woodlands and savannas across this area.

    • Photo: Suzanne Harvey

      Suzanne Harvey answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      Fossils show that giraffes likely evolved from deer, but no one knows for sure why they evolved such long necks! It now seems that the advantage of a long neck is in fighting rather than feeding from trees. They swing their necks like a ball and chain in fights so they can be lethal!