A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.
Gerenuk, Waller's gazelle, giraffe-necked antelope, is a long-necked species of antelope and the sole member of the genus Litocranius. The species occurs in dry thorn shrub land and desert in the Horn of Africa (or Somali Peninsula) and the African Great Lakes region. The name gerenuk comes from the Somalian word Garanuug which not-surprisingly translates to "giraffe-necked". Read more: http://www.strangeanimals.info/2015/04/gerenuk-giraffe-necked-antelope.html#ixzz4TgS5ISl3
“So, how come other antelopes
Don’t have a neck like mine?” he sobbed.
His dad replied, “Well, all those dopes
Are just deformed—by Nature robbed!”
“Besides,” his girlfriend later said,
“I think if you will closely check,
You’ll see (if you’ll just use your head),
That you and I can really neck!”