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dik-dik:

see antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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Early in the hunt our driver pointed out a dik-dik just off the trail, and standing broadside to me.
The dik-dik - which gets its name from the noise it makes when running for cover - only arrived at Chester in 2008.The little doe's birth is a first for the zoo.
You will find no stink at the place as we change the grass every day." He added, "We have different kinds of animal, including Racka sheep, Cameroon sheep, Jacob sheep (with four horns), Valley black nose sheep, Mufflon, Emu ostrich, Bennett wallaby, Fallow deer, Eland deer, Dik-dik gazelle, Macaws, Sulcata tortoise, Toucan, Shetland horse, Lama, Alpaca, peacocks, ducks and geese, snake and lizards." Regarding the response to the zoo, Mohamad said, "It is unique and new idea to have an indoor zoo.
The tiny Kirk's dik-dik, who at the time was no bigger than a bottle of pop and too light to register on the zoo's set of antelope scales, was bottle fed by staff five times a day.
Native to Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia, the dik-dik gets its name from the noise it makes when running for cover.
Her outburst came after claims that William, 26, killed a dik-dik deer while hunting in Kenya, something which he denied.
Reports said the Prince crept up behind the 14ins dik-dik during a hunting trip last week after taking lessons from a Masai warrior.
more appearing IT''S impossible to get excited about the new baby dik-dik antelope at the Chester Zoo knowing that this naturally free-roaming animal will never know freedom (Chester Zoo''s Tiny New Arrival, Aluna the Dik-Dik, Is Making a Big Impression,March 12).
The tiny Kirk's dik-dik antelope, which will eventually grow to just 40 centimetres tall, is being hand-reared by keepers.
Witnesses said he crawled up behind the tiny dik-dik - which was no more than 14 inches tall - and speared it.
It was alleged by one London newspaper that the Prince crept up behind the 14 in -tall dik-dik during a hunting trip last week after taking lessons from a Masai warrior.
Newspaper reports said the Prince crept up behind the 14-inch dik-dik during a hunting trip last week after taking lessons from a Masai warrior.