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Gerenuk

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Gerenuk
Conservation status: Vulnerable
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovinae
Genus:Litocranius
Species:L. walleri
Binomial name
Litocranius walleri
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Gerenuk is an antelope-like animal found in East Africa. The origin of the name is believed to be from a Somali name for the mammal. The animal can weigh up to 52 kilograms and stand over 1 meter in shoulder height. During mating season, the male's neck can swell significantly.

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