How spots help giraffes

This 11 July 2019 video, recorded in Zambia, says about itself:

How Giraffe Spots Act Like a Natural Air Conditioner

The dark patches on a giraffe’s skin have more blood vessels than the light skin. This can help heat dissipate, allowing them to stay cool.

In a new Ethology study, researchers examined information on two adjacent giraffe populations in Kenya to determine whether human activities and high predation affect their social networks: here.

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