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Discovering more about the silver dik-dik

Dik-dik (Madoqua)
(credit: Jack Cannon — Ostman Agency)

Little is known about the silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) population that roams the dense coastal bushlands of eastern Africa, but experts are working to learn more about the mysterious species

The silver dik-dik is a small antelope found in dense thickets along the coast of Somalia and in Shebelle Valley in southeastern Ethiopia. It is the smallest species of dik-dik, with only standing 30–33 cm (12–13 in). It is named for the sound it makes when frightened.

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2 comments:

  1. How cute is this animal...awe.

    I never even knew these existed:-)

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