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Gerenuk Litocranius walleri
2012-09-10 12:02:13

The gerenuk (Litocranius walleri) is a species of antelope that is also called Waller's gazelle or the giraffe-necked antelope. It can be found in East Africa with a range stretching from eastern Ethiopia and Somalia, to eastern and northern areas of Kenya to northeastern Tanzania. It is the only member in its genus. This species holds two recognized subspecies. The gerenuk ranges in size...

Gerenuks
2007-10-23 15:32:51

Gerenuks (Litocranius walleri), are a type of antelope or gazelle with remarkably long necks that are found in East Africa. It is also known as Waller's Gazelle. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning "Giraffe-necked". Gerenuks eat leaves and shoots from trees and tall bushes by standing on their hind legs and stretching out their long necks. They will also eat buds, flowers,...

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