Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DAK15 Photo Memories; Remembering the Gerenuks at Pangani Forest

Gerenuk means "giraffe neck" and if you look at these guys, you can see why. They have very long necks. If you look at the back one, he is standing on his hindlegs, something unique to these guys. No other antelope can stand up like this unsupported.

In 1998, gerenuk could be found at the Pangani Forest trail, which means "Place of Enchantment" and these guys fit that description. Its kind of sad that the Animal Kingdom no longer has these graceful, amazing animals.

by Safari Mike (twitter: @JamboEveryone)

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