The Kirk’s Dik-Dik (Madoqua kirkii) is a small mammal in the Bovidae family of antelopes. It is native to eastern Africa.
Only the male has horns. The horns are small and slanted backwards with longitudinal grooves.
The horns measure about 8 centimetres (3 inches) long.
Only the male has a tuft of upright hair on the crown of its head. The tuft of hair is orange-brown.
The Kirk’s Dik-Dik is fawn coloured with dainty features, such as thin legs, large ears, and large eyes with white eye-rings. It has a long nose.
It grows to about 35-46 centimetres (14-18) inches tall.
The Kirk’s Dik-Dik is nocturnal and likes savannahs and dry areas, where it can hide in bushes because it is very shy and timid.
Location of photograph: Paris Zoo, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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