One of the most charachteristic antelope of East Africa with long legs and long neck. The gerenuk is also called the “giraffe antelope”.
East of the Rift Valley from northern Tanzania through Kenya, Ethiopia into the horn of Africa
Males are fiercely territorial and females can be single or move in small family groups. Batchelor males may form small groups.
No differences across the range.
Found in arid regions as they are not dependant on drinking water.
Browsers with a preference for new leaf growth and flowers, mainly of the acacia family.
Birth coincides with the rainy season after a gestation period of about 7 months.