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A gazelle (Litocranius walleri) of eastern Africa having long legs, a long slender neck, and backward-curving horns in the male.

[Somali garanūg.]
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(Animals) a slender E African antelope, Litocranius walleri, with a long thin neck and backward-curving horns
[from Somali garanug]
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(ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn ək)

a reddish brown antelope, Litocranius walleri, of E Africa, having a long slender neck.
[1890–95; < Somali gáránúug]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gerenuk - slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving hornsgerenuk - slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving horns
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Litocranius, Litocranius - antelopes of eastern Africa: gerenuks
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Five unique wildlife species namely gerenuk, gravy zebra, Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe are found in the region.
What sort of creature is a gerenuk? A An antelope B Afrog C Acat D A snake 10.
These are the Grevy's Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and Besia Oryx.
Common ungulates include plains zebra (Equus burchelli), impala (Aepyceros melampus), dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii), Grant's gazelle (Gazella granti), African elephant (Loxodonta africana), hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus), oryx (Oryx beisa), eland (Taurotragus oryx), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), buffalo (Syncerus caffer), gerenuk (Litocranius walleri), black rhino (Diceros bicornis), white rhino (Ceratotherium simum), Grevys zebra (Equus grevyi), and waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) [33].
This means, 23 concepts (bonsai, brontosaurus, cellphone, chair, crab, crocodile, crocodile_head, cup20, electric_guitar, ewer, gerenuk, headphone, helicopter, mayfly, menorah, nautilus, panda, pigeon, platypus, scorpion, stegosaurus, strawberry, wrench) have not been improved.
First I'd head north to Samburu or Buffalo Springs to see Grevy's Zebras, reticulated giraffes and the gerenuk antelope.
I noticed among the bushes a small group of antelope, a bit larger than gerenuk, moving, but I could not distinguish more than shapes behind the somewhat denser vegetation in this place.
Daytime activity patterns of gerenuk and giraffe in Tsavo National Park, Kenya.
Gerenuk, the long-necked gazelles which mostly browse standing on their hind legs, have tall trees in their enclosure to feed, Al Wabra is one of the four centres in the Middle East, and the only one in Qatar, to be accredited by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.