Gerenuk Litocranius walleri

Southern Gerenuk
Southern Gerenuk male
Southern Gerenuk
The Gerenuk, also called the Giraffe Gazelle (its name means Giraffe-neck in Somali), is native to parts of East Africa. The only species in its genus, there are two subspecies: the Northern Gerenuk of Somalia (also called Sclater's Gazelle) and the Southern Gerenuk of dry areas of Kenya and Tanzania (also called Waller's Gazelle). The latter (shown here) is slightly smaller but they both look similar; the Dibatag or Clarke's Gazelle of Ethiopia/Somali also looks similar but is in its own genus.
Southern Gerenuk
Southern Gerenuk male
Southern Gerenuk
Only male Gerenuks have horns. Despite its tall legs (stands around 1 metre at the shoulder) and long neck, the Gerenuk is often seen standing on its hind legs to browse from bushes/trees. They live in small, single-sex herds.