28 July 2011

The Strange Elegance of the Giraffe-Necked Antelope

In Somalia the Giraffe-Necked Antelope is known as a Gerenuk, which means neck like a giraffe and you certainly have to admit - that is some neck they have on them! The only species in its genus, it is effectively all alone in the world, unique but sadly under threat like so many other large mammals in Africa.Over at the Ark in Space there is a feature about this charming yet curiously shaped animal.