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Gerenuk / Litocranius walleri


One of the most easily identified antelopes with long slender legs and neck. It’s also named “Giraffe necked gazelle”. Able to stand erected on their hind legs when browsing. Occurs at the Horn of Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.

Gerenuks are quite sensitive due to their special nutritional needs and their susceptibility for neck fractures when startled. In the wild Gerenuks live solely on fresh leaves. AWWP has great breeding and rearing successes in both natural and artificial rearing.

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