Top 10 Animals with Long Necks

By Manish Choudhary

1. Giraffe

Giraffes have really long necks, up to 6 feet (1.8 meters), so they can eat leaves high in trees. 

2. Ostrich 

Ostriches can't fly, but they have the longest necks among birds (up to 5 feet or 1.5 meters) to see over tall grass and find food. 

3. Dromedary Camel 

These camels have necks up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) long to reach vegetation in dry areas. 

4. Swan 

Swans have elegant necks, up to 3 feet (0.9 meters), to reach underwater plants and groom their feathers. 

5. Flamingo 

These birds have long, slender necks (up to 2 feet or 0.6 meters) to filter food from water. 

6. Komodo Dragon 

Komodo dragons, the largest lizards, have long necks (up to 3 feet or 0.9 meters) for hunting and scanning their surroundings.

7. Gerenuk 

This East African antelope has a neck up to 2 feet (0.6 meters) to reach leaves and fruits in trees. 

8. Eastern Snake-Necked Turtle 

This turtle stretches its neck to double its body length (up to 1 foot or 0.3 meters) for food and escaping predators.

9. Okapi 

Okapis, relatives of giraffes, have 2-foot (0.6 meters) long necks to reach vegetation in dense forests. 

10. Swan Goose 

This big goose has a 2-foot (0.6 meters) long neck to reach underwater plants and groom its feathers.