Why are giraffe's yellow?

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  1. MarceloSoares profile image61
    MarceloSoaresposted 11 years ago

    Why are giraffe's yellow?

  2. tsadjatko profile image68
    tsadjatkoposted 11 years ago

    Because pink is already taken by the elephants.

    1. MarceloSoares profile image61
      MarceloSoaresposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You're crazy man!!!

  3. ramkimeena profile image53
    ramkimeenaposted 11 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 11 years ago

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

  5. Nettlemere profile image75
    Nettlemereposted 11 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 image54
    greenhealthguruposted 11 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 image66
    Buzzbeeposted 11 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 image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 11 years ago

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

  9. Jean Rogers profile image73
    Jean Rogersposted 11 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 image60
    A. Riterposted 11 years ago

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


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