There are several theories as to why giraffes have the longest necks in the animal kingdom. Some say natural selection is the cause. Giraffes fight with their necks and those with longer necks could be more successful 'neckers'. It could also be to do with food availability. Individuals who can reach higher can access food and essential nutrients that those lower down cannot.
The magic of the Milky Way 😍✨ There are 200 billion stars in our universe's galaxy, and enough dust and gas to make billions more. Not only is it impossibly vast, it's also incredibly old. More than half the stars found in the Milky Way are older than the 4.5-billion-year-old Sun. Galaxies like ours typically underwent a stellar baby boom, churning out stars in enormous quantities roughly 10 billion years ago.
Lions can sleep up to 20 hours a day, particularly when the temperatures soar. They are far more active at dusk, when many of their hunts take place.
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