Baby Giraffe (IMAGE) Penn State Caption Newborn giraffes with large and irregularly shaped spots survive better during their first few months of life, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State. Credit Derek Lee, Wild Nature Institute/Penn State Usage Restrictions Credit must be provided alongside image. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.