Enjoy this piece on Scienceray about the wonderful Giraffe-Necked Antelope of East Africa. Just as their taller friends have evolved to get to the higher branches of green in a barren landscape, this unique species also took to the higher branches of smaller flora.
It's also obvious, but worth pointing out ~ they're as cute as all getout.
They will use their forelegs to pull down branches that are even higher than they are and can get to tender new leaves that other animals cannot. As a plus, the GNA does not need to drink water at all – it gets all the moisture it needs from the plants they devour.
http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/the-strange-elegance-of-the-giraffe-necked-antelope/ |Image by Flickr user nonisense.