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Why are giraffe's yellow?

  1. MarceloSoares profile image60
    MarceloSoaresposted 5 years ago

    Why are giraffe's yellow?

  2. tsadjatko profile image54
    tsadjatkoposted 5 years ago

    Because pink is already taken by the elephants.

    1. MarceloSoares profile image60
      MarceloSoaresposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're crazy man!!!

  3. ramkimeena profile image61
    ramkimeenaposted 5 years ago

    For camoflauge. A leopard, tiger and lion all have the same type of coloring ..kind of. The yellow hides the giraffes' legs in the long savana grasses.God  has  created  a self protective mechanism for every creature

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Because of the pigmentation in their skin and also for camouflage.

  5. Nettlemere profile image94
    Nettlemereposted 5 years ago

    I think it's a variation of the basic wild animals hair colour which is agouti - each hair contains bands of black, brown and yellow or black brown and white, so early colour mutations to crop up tend to be black, yellow or brown and if one proves to be advantageous in terms of less easily spotted by predators that animal will breed more and produce offspring like it.

  6. greenhealthguru profile image67
    greenhealthguruposted 5 years ago

    Giraffe's aren't exactly yellow.  They are spotted in an intricate pattern that can include yellow, orange, and red spots, and can also look a tan like brown.  The number of spots is unique to each giraffe.  It does help them to blend in with the branches in the trees.

  7. Buzzbee profile image74
    Buzzbeeposted 5 years ago

    Originally they were all brown, but in time they began greeting each other with 'Yello! How Ya Doin ?' they started to turn yellow to match their wonderfully sunny temperament. 

    Hence 'Yello!' giraffes.

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  8. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Because they'd look really silly if they were plaid.

  9. Jean Rogers profile image82
    Jean Rogersposted 5 years ago

    Over the course of hundreds and hundreds of years, giraffes that are yellow with brown spots have been more likely no survive, reproduce and produce offspring than giraffes of other colors. Hence, we now have yellow giraffes. Giraffes with this color scheme are more camouflage and less likely to fall victim to a predator. It is an example of evolution and natural selection.

  10. A. Riter profile image75
    A. Riterposted 5 years ago

    They blend into their environment better, keeping them safer from predators.