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Southern gerenuk, Litocranius walleri walleri, smaller of the 2 gerenuk...

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Caption: Southern gerenuk, Litocranius walleri walleri, smaller of the 2 gerenuk taxa which are often considewred separate species, well adapted to arid conditions, doesn't drink free water, browsers; Primarily a browser, the gerenuk feed on foliage of bushes as well as trees, shoots, herbs, flowers and fruits. It can reach higher branches and twigs better than other gazelles and antelopes by standing erect on its hindlegs and elongating its neck; this helps it reach over 2 metres (6.6 ft) above the ground. Acacia species are eaten whenever available, while evergreen vegetation forms the diet during droughts. The pointed mouth assists in extracting leaves from thorny vegetation. The gerenuk does not drink water regularly. Samburu Game Reserve, Africa; Kenya, Gerenuk0029.tif
Location: Samburu Game Reserve
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