|This activity is part of the grade 3 heredity and traits unit. Find out about traits that a giraffe inherits. Why is his neck so long? Is this a desirable trait? What trait do other animals inherit that is has its benefits?|
A giraffe inherits traits from its parents. One trait that a giraffe inherits is its height. A giraffe has a long neck, making it very tall. This trait helps a giraffe find food on trees. Other animals can’t reach the trees and they will compete for their food on the ground. Being tall is a great advantage and trait for the giraffe to have.
Can you think of another animal that has a desirable trait for their habitat? Identify what it is and what trait is has?