Litocranius Walleri

One of the most charachteristic antelope of East Africa with long legs and long neck. The gerenuk is also called the “giraffe antelope”.

Characteristics

Distribution
East of the Rift Valley from northern Tanzania through Kenya, Ethiopia into the horn of Africa

Social structure
Males are fiercely territorial and females can be single or move in small family groups. Batchelor males may form small groups.

Range differentiation
No differences across the range.

Habitat
Found in arid regions as they are not dependant on drinking water.

Feeding
Browsers with a preference for new leaf growth and flowers, mainly of the acacia family.
Breeding
Birth coincides with the rainy season after a gestation period of about 7 months.