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The gerenuk, whose name means “giraffe-necked” in Somali, is an exceptionally long-necked antelope. The gerenuk have large eyes and ears, but only the males have horns. Their coat that is brown on the upper back and lighter on the sides. Like many other gazelles, these large antelopes have preorbital glands in front of the eyes that emit a tar-like, scent-bearing substance they deposit on twigs and bushes to mark their territory. Though most births occur during the rainy season, the gerenuk breed year-round, as mothers typically conceive again within weeks of giving birth. Gestation is about seven months, and the young remain hidden for several weeks. The fawn pictured is likely only a few days old.