How Many Vertebrae Does a Giraffe Have?

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Despite their long necks, Giraffe have the same number of vertebrae as almost all other mammals, including humans. Mammals have seven vertebrae, however, some mammals do have more. For example the ant bear has eight, and the three toed sloth has nine vertebrae, but these are rare exceptions.
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Giraffe
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Giraffidae Genus: Giraffa Species: Giraffa camelopardalis
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land living animal species. Males can be 4.8 to 5.5 metres (16 to 18 feet) tall and weigh up to 900 kilograms (2000 pounds). Females are... More »
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