Gerenuk mothers look after their young until their weaned, and male offspring are weaned later than females.
Gerenuks have maternal parental investment. Gerenuk mothers continue to look after their young until their weaned.
Young females get weaned when they reach one year of age, but male offspring are not weaned until they reach at least one and a half years old and stay with their mothers until after they are two.
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• Sources | (Grzimek, 1990; Payne, 2003)