032. ‘MATCHSTICK LEGS’. Giraffes. Lion Camp Area, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Specialized bone structure makes skinny giraffe legs study enough to support one ton of body weight. They look as though the legs could collapse at any moment. Giraffes do not have to engage as much energy to support their bodies. They have what is known as suspensory ligaments to help hold then up.