This month Becky’s Squares are focusing on odd things – you can interpret this any way you want so I am going to take you all to the zoo this month. San Diego Zoo to be precise and the photos featured will be either odd looking animals, animals with odd names, odd facts or slightly odd photos. I hope you’ll enjoy my selection.
The gerenuk, whose name means “giraffe-necked” in Somali, is an exceptionally long-necked antelope. Their head is small for their size, but their eyes and ears are large and I particularly like the pretty stripes inside their ears. Only the males have horns, which are stout and heavily ringed. They are found in the Horn of Africa and the drier parts of East Africa.
Because they can balance on two legs, they can use their front legs to reach and pull down branches up to eight feet (2.4 m) above ground.
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20 thoughts on “We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo”
They’re quite charming: but the name is distinctly odd!
Not if you speak Somali 😉
Lovely looking animal 😀
Weirdly wonderful with those long necks.
Very thin deer trying to look like a panda … 🤔
Giraffe in feeding habits too then! What a fabulous creature, very elegant neck.
A beautiful animal. Amazing sight when on their hind legs.
It must be 😊
A cute creature with a rather weird name….
Depends on whether you speak Somali 😉
Nice to see something I had never seen nor heard of. Their necks are most unusual.
Best wishes, Pete. x
Very pretty animals.
They’re like an animal version of Twiggy. 🙂 I’d love to see them up on two legs eating as you described. Must be fascinating.
That’s a serious “wow” although at first quick glance it appears their bodies have been hung from the tree. I’ve seen rabbits doing this at the Preserve but of course the effect of a small animal doing it isn’t at all the same.
A long neck and very long legs as well. What a cute little creature.
so lithe and pretty looking
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