9 Long-necked Animals survive


The llama is a domesticated herbivore from South America. It's the tallest of the four lamoid species, reaching 5.8 feet. These sociable mammals have 4.3-foot necks and eat grass and other vegetation.


South American camelids include alpacas. It's a long-necked camel without humps. Huacaya and Suri alpacas have long, shaggy necks, big lips, and prominent noses. Their 3.8-foot necks serve two purposes.


Flamingos are tall birds, with the highest species reaching 4.7 feet (1.45 metres). Their long, s-shaped necks allow them to bend down to filter-feed on brine shrimp, tiny crustaceans, blue-green algae, and more.

Whooper Swan

Swans are big-bodied birds related to ducks and geese. The Whooper Swan can grow to be 4 feet tall. From tail to beak, it's 5 feet . Swans' necks are 3 feet longer than geese's. They eat aquatic leaves, roots, stems, and tubers.

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis is a pink spoonbill-related bird. South American wading bird with long neck, down-curved bill, and webbed feet. Long necks help them find food in shallow water and mudflats.


Gerenuks eat shoots, prickly shrubs, fruit, and flowers. They use their 0.8-foot necks and muscular hind limbs to reach tall plants. Gerenuks have modified lumbar vertebrae and wedge-shaped hooves for browsing taller shrubs.


Common ostriches are ratites, or flightless birds. The largest living birds in Africa's savannas. An adult male ostrich is 3.2 feet tall, and its neck is roughly half of that.


A male giraffe possesses the world's longest neck. Their long necks let them to live in settings where droughts are regular and food is scarce. Long-necked herbivores eat leaves and buds


Long neck, humped back, long thin legs, and short tail distinguish camels. Their long neck descends to a short, thin head. Camel's long neck helps them eat ground plants.

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