Definition of gerenuk in English:

gerenuk

Line breaks: ger|enuk
Pronunciation: /ˈgɛrənʊk
 
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noun

A slender East African antelope with a long neck, often browsing on tall bushes by standing on its hind legs.
  • Litocranius walleri, family Bovidae
More example sentences
  • It is during this period that thousands of animals - wildebeest, waterbuck, giraffe, impala, gerenuk, buffalo and oryx - migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water.
  • This small but spectacular reserve gives visitors a dramatic taste of northern Kenya and its unique dry-country animals: oryx, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and rare Grevy's zebra.
  • Some animals are unique to this northern park: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk.

Origin

late 19th century: from Somali.

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