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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gerenuk



Beauty Of Animal | Gerenuk | And Gerenuk (Litocranius walleri), also known as the Gazelle, and Waller, a long neck is a type of antelope found in dry scrub and bushy steppes in East Africa. And Gerenuk word (pronounced with a hard g) comes from the Somali language, meaning "giraffe neck", and leads to another common name, and antelope giraffe neck. Which is the only member of the genus Litocranius.


Gerenuks has a small head for their bodies, but their eyes and large ears. Unlike females, males and more horns and neck muscles. They are brown on their backs, and lighter underneath. They have short, black tails. From head to tail, and gerenuk about 150 cm long. Male slightly longer than females, ranging between 89-105 cm, and females 8-10 cm. It was also heavier than females, weighing over 45 kilograms, and females is 30 kg.Gerenuks eat food from the top of other parts of the deer and antelope more. Do so by standing on its hind legs, stretch their necks long to get food out of the shrubs or small trees tall. Made up most of their diet consists of leaves and shoots of prickly bushes and trees, but also buds, flowers, fruits, plants, mountain climbing. Gerenuks do not need to drink, because they get enough water from the plants they eat. Because of this, they can survive in dry environments.

Could not at any time of the year. Females reach sexual maturity in one year, and males reach sexual maturity at 1.5 years. Pregnancy, about seven months. Born at one time, and weighs about 3 kg at birth. Life span of about eight years in the wilderness, but can live three years or more in the exponent.

 
 

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