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ˈgɛr əˌnʊk, gəˈrɛn əkgerenuk

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  1. gerenuk, Litocranius wallerinoun

    slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving horns


  1. gerenuknoun

    A slender East African antelope (Litocranius walleri) with a long slim neck and backward-curving horns; called also Waller's gazelle, and in German Giraffengazelle. It feeds on the foliage of bushes and trees, and often stands erect on its hind legs, leaning against the bush, to browse on the higher branches; in this habit it is distinctive and easy to recognize.


  1. gerenuknoun

    A long-necked gazelle.


  1. Gerenuk

    The gerenuk (; Somali: garanuug; Litocranius walleri), also known as the giraffe gazelle, is a long-necked, medium-sized antelope found in parts of East Africa. The sole member of the genus Litocranius, the gerenuk was first described by the naturalist Victor Brooke in 1879. It is characterised by its long, slender neck and limbs. The antelope is 80–105 centimetres (2 feet 7 inches – 3 feet 5 inches) tall, and weighs between 18 and 52 kilograms (40 and 115 pounds). Two types of colouration are clearly visible on the smooth coat: the reddish brown back or the "saddle", and the lighter flanks, fawn to buff. The horns, present only on males, are lyre-shaped. Curving backward then slightly forward, these measure 25–44 cm (10–17+1⁄2 in).


  1. gerenuk

    A gerenuk, also known as the giraffe gazelle, is a species of long-necked antelope found in dry bushy scrub and steppe in East Africa. The gerenuk has a distinctive, elongated neck and limbs, allowing it to stand on its hind legs and reach higher branches for feeding. It is mostly brownish in color, with a short tail, and males possess lyre-shaped horns. Unlike most other antelopes, gerenuks do not require much water, as they can get sufficient moisture from the plants they eat.


  1. Gerenuk

    The gerenuk, Litocranius walleri, also known as the Waller's gazelle, is a long-necked species of antelope found in dry thorn bush scrub and desert in East Africa, from Somalia, Djibouti and eastern Ethiopia through northern and eastern Kenya to northeastern Tanzania. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning "giraffe-necked". Gerenuk are sometimes also called the giraffe-necked antelope. It is the sole member of the genus Litocranius.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gerenuk in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gerenuk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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