2019 AMI Online Salon

Cardiovascular Physiology of the Giraffe

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Entrant Name: Monica Wierzbicki

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Chicago,IL

  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Medium/software used: Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop

  • Final presentation format: Educational Poster

  • Primary Audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

Giraffes have evolved several physiological mechanisms to resist the pull of gravity and circulate blood throughout their bodies. Recent studies have led to new discoveries about giraffes, some of which contradict prior beliefs about their circulatory system. Meant for an educated lay audience, this poster’s intention is to bring attention to these iconic animals. Giraffes must be protected now that they are at risk for extinction be further studied to learn more about their physiological enigmas.