Kirk's dik-dik

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Author: Winfried Bruenken (Amrum)

Kirk's dik-dik

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Antilopinae
Species : Madoqua kirkii


Keywords: brown , tail , gray , hooves

The Kirk's dik-dik is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Kirk's dik-dik

Adult weight : 5 kg (11 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :213 days

Male maturity : 304 days

Gestation : 172 days

Weaning : 71 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 244 days

Weight at birth : 0.6 kg (1.32 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 1.78 kg (3.916 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 12 W

Body mass : 4.29 kg (9.438 lbs)

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Facts about the Kirk's dik-dik

Kirk’s dik-dik is a very small type of antelope that live in Africa.

They found this group to be polyphyletic, and only Guenther and Kirk's dik-diks are more closely related.

tric fusions, cytogenetic differences between Kirk's dik-diks are the result of six other chromosomal

Kirk's dik-diks are very small gazelles (4-5 kgs); their noses are elongated and very mobile Female cheetah are always solitary; they are amazingly fast, a chase can reach up to 100 kphs but can be kept up only for short stretches (Full text)

Kirk's Dik-Dik is the largest of these dwarf antelopes, standing 60 to 72 cm. (Full text)

Dikdik Kirk's Dikdik Kirk's Dik-dik, Madoqua kirkii, is a small antelope which reaches a height of only 35-45 cm at the shoulder. (Full text)

Ecology and Behavior Kirk's dik-dik is primarily active in the morning and late afternoon, although (Full text)

Kirk's dik-dik is primarily active in the morning and late afternoon, although some activity may continue throughout the night. (Full text)

Weighing a mere 5 kg, the Kirk’s Dikdik is one of the smallest members of the antelope tribe. (Full text)

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