## What are some ways that a human skeleton and a giraffe skeleton are similar?

Both giraffes and humans have seven neck vertebrae. The difference, however, is that each giraffe bone can be over 10 inches long.

## What has more bones the giraffe or human?

TALL TALE! Even though the neck of a giraffe can be eight feet long and weigh up to 600 pounds, they only have seven neck vertebrae – the same number of neck bones that humans have!

How are giraffes and humans alike?

Just like humans, giraffes have seven neck vertebrae. For giraffes, however, each one can be over 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) long! Both male and female giraffes have two distinct, hair-covered horns called ossicones.

### Do giraffes get neck pain?

Giraffes and humans have at least 2 things in common, they both have 7 bones (vertebrae) in their neck, and they both benefit from Chiropractic care. Giraffes do get neck pain and commonly for the same reasons humans get neck pain, that is ergonomics.

### What animal has the most bones?

The longest snake in the world would have the most bones. The Python is estimated to have around 600 vertebrae, which equals out to be roughly 1800 bones in its body.

Do giraffes have 33 vertebrae?

Nearly all mammals have the same number of cervical vertebrae no matter how long or short their necks are – humans, giraffes, mice, whales, and platypuses all have exactly seven cervical vertebrae.

#### Do giraffes have 2 brains?

The three brains of the adult male giraffes weighted respectively 722.7, 766.1 and 770.4 g, with a mean of 753.1 ± 15.23 g (Table 1). The body weights were similar with an average weight of 703.3 ± 50.4 kg. The EQ calculated with these means resulted in a value of 0.76 (Table 3).

#### Do giraffes crack their neck?

Male giraffes sometimes fight each other in vicious battles for the attention of females. They stand side by side – pushing each other to prove who is strongest – but if they break their necks they normally die.

Are giraffes in pain?

There was an incident reported recently in the Journal of Zoological and Wildlife Medicine that documented the case of a 2 year old male giraffe who presented with severe neck pain and stiffness upon his arrival on an incoming shipment*.