Instead, he’s thinking about using this approach on smaller targets like goats to see if they imbibe in similar ways.

Meanwhile, Binder stated that she will never look at a giraffe the same again.

“I’ve always been curious about how giraffes manage to get water all the way up that big, long pipe,” David O’Connor, a conservation ecologist at the San Diego Zoo who has researched wild giraffes, said. “It’s just one of many enigmas surrounding these creatures, though,” he added. “We have no idea why the lengthy neck evolved. It wasn’t for drinking, I assure you.”