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ERIC Number: EJ1082766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
How Giraffes Drink
Binder, P.-M.; Taylor, Dale T.
Physics Teacher, v53 n9 p518-519 Dec 2015
Giraffes face unique challenges for drinking due to their long necks. In this article we use evidence from videos, size estimates, and elementary fluid mechanics to make a strong case for a plunger pump mechanism moving water up from their lips to their shoulders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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