Unbelievable Animals You’ve Never Heard of

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Gerenuk

The Gerenuk, also known as the giraffe gazelle, is a long-necked antelope most commonly found in Tanzania, Kenya, southern Somalia, Ethiopia and Eretria. The animal measure 80 to 100 centimetres with extremely long necks, small heads tender big eyes and long ears.

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This creature is highly adaptable and typically found in habitats with woody vegetation, especially dry, flat thornbush and thickets. It’s a shy animal avoiding very dense woodlands and very open habitats.

The Gerenuk has unusual eating habits, unlike other antelopes who eat by grazing. He stands on its two hind legs and uses its two front legs to graze from tree branches reaching plants up to 2 metres. The most peculiar thing about his eating habits is that he never has to drink water. He only need a very little amount of liquid to survive and the plants he eats contain just enough water for him to never needing to actually drink.


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