gerenuks reticulated giraffes Beisa oryxes Grevy's zebras Somali ostriches
The name gerenuk (said with a hard g) comes from Somali and means "giraffe-necked".
2. Reticulated giraffes
The female giraffe gives birth standing up and the calf is able to stand within five to 20 minutes of being born.
3. Beisa oryxes
Fun fact: the beisa oryx can store water by raising its body temperatures and so avoiding perspiration!
4. Grevy's zebras
5. Somali ostriches
The Somali ostrich is also called the blue-necked ostrich because males have a blueish neck – in fact, it becomes bright blue in mating season.
Head to Samburu to see the Special Five
The Samburu people and their livestock live alongside the Samburu Special Five and the other wild animals of the region.