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The task of drinking water

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Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), is the tallest animal in the world, reaching up to 5.5 m. height and the biggest ruminant (up to 1,900 kg weight). The front legs of a giraffe are about 10 percent longer than its hind legs. The animal’s rete mirabile (a complex of arteries and veins lying very close to each other, found in some vertebrates) prevents excess blood flow to the brain when the neck is lowered to drink water.
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Chudob waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/750 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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