Scientific Did You Know – 4

Did you know…

 

… giraffes have the same amount of cervical vertebrae as humans, more specifically 7?

 

A giraffe obviously has a much larger neck but the vertebrae are also a lot bigger respectively!

 

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This is true for all vertebrates for that matter, they all have 7 cervical vertebrae. So also snakes and other reptiles, amphibians and birds!

 

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image source: https://evolution-institute.org/article/how-giraffes-evolved-such-a-large-neck/

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