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How Drinking Giraffes Avoid a Head Rush

Clip: Season 38 Episode 7 | 1m 46s Video has closed captioning.

When you're this tall, getting a drink of water can be challenging. With their high blood pressure, one would think giraffes should get a head rush when they bend down to drink from a watering hole. Luckily, their anatomy is tailored to combat this very issue.

Aired: 11/13/19

Rating: NR

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