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Mar 22, 2013 11:26 AM by Patricia Collier

Gerenuk born at Denver Zoo

DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Zoo has a new addition.
A gerenuk has been born at the zoo, a first for the Denver facility.
The Denver Post reports the animal was born several weeks ago and the birth was announced Thursday.
A gerenuk is a small antelope from semiarid areas of eastern Africa. The name means giraffe-necked in the Somali language. Adults are 3 feet tall at the shoulder with long, thin necks.
The animals stand on their hind legs to reach food from tree limbs.

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