How many cervical vertebrae does a giraffe have?

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q a Posted

How many cervical vertebrae does a giraffe have?

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Seven, just like a human! ­čśÇ

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Peter Johnson

Seven; the reason why they are so much more flexible than human vertebrae is due to the fact that the vertebra are connected by ball and socket joints enabling more neck flexibility.

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T.W. Burke

A giraffe has 7 cervical vertebrae. ┬áCervical refers to the neck. ┬áThe Giraffe’s neck ┬áis approximately 6 feet long.