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Giraffes split into 6 different species

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by bonj2, 22 Dec 2007.

  1. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7156146.stm

    It's clear to me that this has come about because giraffes are a bit crap, seeing as they're a bit of a one trick pony, i.e. all they can do is reach up the top of tall trees to get leaves. So they've now decided to evolve them into 6 different types each of which will be able to do different things and have its own unique skillz.
    And let's not try and pretend this isn't evolution - you needn't come the "they've always been like that, they've only just discovered it", 'cos animalologists are always doing research all the time into every type of animal, so the fact that this has only just appeared on the news this morning means that this is new stuff.
     
  2. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Ahhhhhhh
    The old head is back!
     
  3. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Unless they evolve into Attack Giraffes, I'm not interested.

    Can you teach them to plough?
     
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    haven't they always been like that?
     
  5. col

    col Veteran

    Just we didnt disect em enough to notice till now;)
     
  6. OP
    OP
    bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Nah, they've always been one species. The first phase ofthe project is dividinginto different species,the next phase will probably be to start acquiring different skills. One stepat a time, they've got to learn to walk before they canrun. Youc an't rush evolution.
     
  7. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    is that how evolution works then?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    pretty much, yeah.
     
  9. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    Slow down bonj! Your evolution isn't quite complete!
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I liked this quote from the article:

    "The female Maasai giraffe may be dancing around her handbag drinking some Campari, looking at the male reticulated giraffe and thinking, 'what a tosser, I'd not bed you if you were the last giraffe in the world'," Mr Brown stated.

    Seems fairly damning IMO.
     
  11. Giraffes are twats.
     
  12. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset

    They already can run. They learned it when they were under the ice.
     
  13. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i like giraffes. they are one of my fave animals, especially when they come through the sunroof at the safari park for a snack :laugh:
     
  14. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    My favourites too. Each species has a different flavour.
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Giraffes, evolution... I'm with Lamarck. Bollocks to the evidence.