Created 13-May-13
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I noticed a couple of gerenuks that seemed to be having a good time hanging out with each other at the Zoo. They're such an interesting species of antelope, with their long neck, large eyes and ears, and long legs. The name "gerenuk" (pronounced with a hard g) comes from a Somali word meaning "giraffe-necked". They're found in East Africa, where it's not unusual to see them stand on their hind legs while eating so they can reach the most tender leaves.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Wildlife
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Keywords:Antelope, Gerenuk, San Diego Zoo