Kirks Dik dik

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Kirks Dik dik, Madoqua kirkii, is a small antelope which reaches a height of only 35-45 cm at the shoulder. They pair for life and it is seldom you see a Dik-dik on its own.

Kirks Dik diks are dry country animals and have no need to drink, getting all the water they need from their food which consists of leaves, buds, flowers, fruit as well as grass

Salt is extremely important in their diet and they die very quickly in captivity if salt isn't readily available. It is only the males that have horns, but sometimes these can't be seen clearly as they may be hidden by the tuft of forehead hair.

They are very common in both Samburu and Tsavo which is where we tend to see them most.

Kirks Dik dik

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