Gerenuk - the "Swala Twiga"
_ Gerenuk is a rare species in Tanzania, found only in Selela Game Controlled Area and points north (with a possible recent sighting on Manyara Ranch). Most visitors on safari to the national parks here will not see this elusive animal. Known in Kiswahili as the “swala-twiga,” or antelope-giraffe, the gerenuk has an impressively long neck and hides in the shade of the trees upon which it browses. Selela is the northern part of our study area, and we counted several of these magnificent creatures during our January TUNGO distance-sampling surveys.
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