Genetic Clues Reveal How Giraffes Got Their Long Necks

For the first time ever, scientists have sequenced the genome of the world’s tallest land species, the giraffe. Surprisingly, this majestic creature required only a small handful of mutations to attain its remarkable physical stature and physiology—but these mutations packed an evolutionary punch.

Source: Genetic Clues Reveal How Giraffes Got Their Long Necks

You don’t fool me! They stretched their necks out reaching for more food! Same way we get tailless mice! 😉

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