The gerenuk also known as the giraffe gazelle, a long-necked antelope found in the Horn of Africa and the drier parts of East Africa. It is characterised by its long, slender neck and limbs, the flat, wedge-like head and the large, round eyes. Primarily a browser, the gerenuk feed on foliage of bushes as well as trees, shoots, herbs, flowers and fruits. It can reach higher branches and twigs better than other gazelles and antelopes by standing erect on its hindlegs and elongating its neck.
- Skull Length: 17.7cm
- Skull Width: 8.0cm
- Skull Height: 7.5cm
- From owner Jay Villemarette's private collection
- Female specimen
- Mandible included
- Skull is cut which is consistent with a necropsy