Gerenuk

Gerenuk

The gerenuk is one of the world’s most recognizable antelopes due to its defining features, and is known as the “giraffe gazelle” due to its long neck and long, thin legs.

The gerenuk is one of the world’s most easily recognized antelopes due to its defining features, its long neck and long, thin legs. It is known as the “giraffe gazelle” due to its similarity to the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis).

The head is long and narrow with medium-sized ears, and the cheek teeth and masseter muscle are reduced.


Image | ©️ Josh More, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Fiorenza, 1983; Mares, 1999; Payne, 2003; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020)

 

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