Kirk´s Dik-Dik - Mammals

Kirk´s Dik-Dik - map of occurrence

Kirk´s Dik-Dik

Madoqua kirkii

conservation status Least Concern

Weight: 4.5-7kg (10-15lb)
Shoulder height: 35-40cm (1ft 2in -1ft 4in)
Lenght: 55cm (1ft 10in) + tail 5cm (2in)
Wild population:
Lifespan: 10 years
Gestation: 6 months, 1 young
Voice: ringing "zick-zick" sound
Identification a dwarf antelope slightly larger then a hare, males with small spiky horns
Range: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia
Habitat: acacia thornbush, scrub and bushes alongside watercourses, stony ground and rocky slopes

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Year-round, Kirk's dik-dik maintains close within pairs, follows each-others activity patterns and spends more than half of their time with their partners, although males show no parental care.
It has a soft, grizzled gray to brown coat, and eats a wide range of plants. It has hooves with rubbery bottoms, which are effective when travelling over rocky terrain.

Kirk´s Dik-Dik (Madoqua kirkii) - grass small elusive antelope masai mara
Kirk´s Dik-Dik (Madoqua kirkii) - grass small elusive antelope masai mara
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camera:NIKON D200
lens:Sigma 70-200 mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
focal length:200 mm
exposure time:1/320 s
location:Masai Mara, Kenya