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LA Zoo Gerenuk Looking Other-Worldly

Gerenuks are shy, slight creatures. When threatened or preyed upon, a gerenuk may stand very still behind a bush or a tree and slowly creep away with its head lowered, or gallop toward a place of safety. Although these antelopes are not particularly fast, they are difficult to chase because they dart in, around, and between the desert bushes and trees. These photos were taken at the LA Zoo just days ago.




Two adult female Gerenuk stand guard.

Thanks to MickiP65 for the photos via flickr.