It’s so true! Giraffes have really, really long tongues.
Wanna know why? The giraffe uses its tongue to gather food, especially leaves, twigs and sometimes thorns. So its tongue is really long and really tough.
Our friends at the USA Science & Engineering Festival posted this picture to let us know the giraffe has a blue tongue that is thought to be resistant to sunburn! How handy is that in the savanna’s of Africa?
Remember the STEM Challenge: When speaking of giraffes, what does it mean to say two giraffes are necking?
Here are your answers:
“They are fighting??”
“They wrap their necks around each others!!”
“Necking means that there sorta hugging each other”
“Ok…I really don’t know what t he answer would be.”
“They are twining their necks around each other in affection”
“Two giraffes that are necking means that they are twisting their necks around each others necks.”
“Male giraffes neck to show dominance. Sort of like sword fighting in a way.”
Necking is the term used for giraffes fighting using their necks!
Everyone who answered got a chance to win! We had a random drawing and the winner of this great STEM avatar is lubist!
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Special thanks to USA Science & Engineering Festival for posting this awesome photo and inspiring this article.