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How did the giraffe get its long neck?

June 14th, 2016

Episode 2488 of 2974 episodes

Rudyard Kipling told us how the elephant got its trunk, how the rhinoceros got its skin and how the leopard got its spots—but not how the giraffe got its long, long neck. Scientists have now stepped in to try and fill in the gaps Kipling left.

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