Giraffe Spots Infographic (IMAGE) Penn State Caption The research team used modern image software and statistical methods to confirm a 49-year-old hypothesis that giraffes pass on features of their spot patterns to their offspring. Credit 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.