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Dik-dik

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A dik-dik is a small antelope that lives in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. Dik-diks stand 12–16 inches at the shoulder, are 20-28 inches long, weigh 3–6 kg and can live for up to 10 years. Dik-diks are named for the alarm calls of the females. In addition to the female's alarm call, both the male and female make a shrill whistling sound. These calls may alert other animals to predators.

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2 Comments

Apple
Apple 12 years ago

I thought it was a small deer at first too. Very neat creature.

linnyluke
linnyluke 12 years ago

Cool I thought that was a deer

Jinki Afrika
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Jinki Afrika

Manyara, Tanzania

Spotted on Oct 26, 2011
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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