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Magical Isiolo: Gerenuk ( Giraffe Gazelle)

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Isiolo Gerenuk is a species of antelope that belongs to the same family as the gazelles. Gerenuk is actually derived from the Somali word garanuug which means giraffe-necked. Gerenuk are found in Shaba, Buffalo Springs, Bisanadi and Samburu National Reserve.
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Gerenuk, the long-necked antelope also known as giraffe gazelle is characterised by its long, slender neck and legs and is native to the horn of Africa region.
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Feeding on upper cream: it can reach higher branches and twigs better than other gazelles and antelopes by standing erect on its hindlegs and elongating its neck.
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Feeding primarily on thorny vegetations. Only males have horns
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Gerenuk is a tough animal that can survive it’s entire life without drinking water. They get moisture from the plants they eat enabling it to survive harsh dry conditions.
Story by Isiolowire team

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