cheetah, giraffe, blue-legged ostriches, zebra and plenty of antelope: various gazelles, impala, oryx, waterbuck, tiny dikdik and graceful long-necked gerenuk
Nursery supervisor Kelley Greene bottle-feeds the newest gerenuk
, a 10-day-old baby antelope, with a midafternoon snack of goat milk.
Samburu Intrepids is on the Uaso Nyiro River in the Samburu Game Reserve, habitat of somewhat rare wildlife such as the reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk
, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich.
Though I generally make a point of getting as close to the game as possible, I ended up taking a Grant's gazelle at a measured 440 yards; a gerenuk
at 415, an oryx at 385, and a little Thompson gazelle at 310 yards.
19) Other heads from the first safari are a Grant's gazelle (Gazella granti rayneyi) and an East African gerenuk
or Waller's gazelle (Litocranius walleri).