Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks?

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Why do giraffes have long necks?

The Long and Short of It: Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks? Giraffes are truly iconic, and easily recognisable by their towering height and, of course, their incredibly long necks. So, why do giraffes have a super long neck? One theory, like many things in nature, is adaptation and survival (food and fighting!).  Food: Reaching… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?

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Why Dog Noses Are Wet and Wonderful Why do dogs have wet noses? It is all for smelling and sweating! Have you ever been given a surprise kiss on the cheek from your dogs cool, wet nose? Besides being adorable, there’s a whole science behind why dog noses are so wet!  The Super Sniffer Imagine… Read more »

Why Are Elephants Endangered?

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Why Are Elephants Endangered? Why exactly are elephants endangered? Let’s unpack the two biggest reasons: Poachers and Habitat loss. Elephants. The majestic giants with wrinkly skin, floppy ears, and tremendous tusks. Sadly, these amazing creatures are facing some serious threats, putting them on the endangered species list.    1. Poachers and the Allure of Elephant… Read more »

Is a Zebra a Horse?

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Is a zebra a horse? The answer is a neigh – well, not quite. The black and white stripes of a zebra are instantly recognisable. But are zebras simply horses in a bold new fashion statement?  Zebras and horses are close relatives, but they’re distinct species with their own unique characteristics. So in short no,… Read more »