Giraffes Can Swim
Glad That’s Resolved: Computer Simulation Shows Giraffes Can Swim
It used to be widely believed that giraffes were incapable of swimming on account of their odd, unwieldy shapes and observed behavior in the wild. While they have been known to wade in shallow water, as in the picture above, they haven't been filmed truly swimming, and according to common lore, they often avoid water when possible.
Well, animal researchers Darren Naish and Donald Henderson have brought the light of science into the darkest caverns of ignorance, and in what Naish calls "One of the most significant papers ever published in the annals of science," they've overturned established dogma. Yes, according to computer simulations, giraffes can swim. At that, they're probably pretty bad at it.Read on...