False Garke

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The false garke is not a garke at all, but another creature often mistaken for its more vicious namesake. Herbivores which behave in a much less aggressive manner.
Common Names
False Garke, Burrow Garke

Description

Classification
Mammal
Size
18-27 kilograms (40-60 pounds), 1.2 metres (4 feet) in length.
Appearance
Their fur ranges in colour through browns and reddish shades with a lighter belly. Long necked and medium tailed, false garke move about on the bellies. They have vestigial legs barely noticeable on close inspection.
Sexual Dimorphism
Males of the species tend to be slightly larger than females.
Variance
False garke hides can be a variety of browns and reds in different patterns which aid in natural camouflage.

Ecology

Habitat
The false garke is a herbivorous pack creature of the plains.
Diet
Fruit, grasses, flowers and leaves of succulents.

Behaviour

Social grouping
Colonies number between 20-30 adults forming complex tunnelled nests underground, and ranging out to collect foodstuff in groups of 3-6 foragers.
Temperament
Generally wary. Nest complexes will have multiple entrances and guards at watch over the colony during daylight hours.
Intelligence
Animal
Reproduction
Young are born live, in broods of 3-4 whelps, each spring during the flowering season.

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
None
Resources
Fur, Meat

See Also

Garke