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Hard to read something about other animals without
considering how that might relate to dinosaurs.
Scientists have worked out the anatomical secret to
giraffes' long and spindly - but strong - legs.
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of
London found that a supportive ligament is protected by a
groove in the animals' lower leg bones.
This groove is much deeper in giraffes than in other
animals, and the researchers say this helps the
spindly-legged giants support their bodyweight.