Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Antilopinae
Genus : Madoqua
Facts about the genus Madoqua, the dik-diks
4) General Characterization of the Placenta The placenta of dik-diks is polycotyledonary and epithelio-chorial.
Adaptations: Guntherâ€™s Dik-diks are more active at night, especially on moonlight nights.
Another distinctive characteristic of dik-diks is that they deposit their droppings in certain selected places, forming large piles of feces.
Because dik-diks are so small, their metabolic requirement per kilogram is high and they must consume more food per kilogram of body weight than larger hoofed mammals.
Dik-diks are vulnerable to many different predators.
Geographic Range Dik-diks are found in extreme southeastern Somalia, central and southern Kenya, northern and central Tanzania, southwestern Angola, and Namibia (Nowak 1983).
Madoqua The madoqua is a small Abyssinian antelope.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Gunther's Dik-Diks are graceful dwarf antelopes about the size of a fox terrier.
Sight, scent and hearing are well-developed, and dik diks are very alert.
[Madoqua is said to be from the Amharic and means: small antelope.
The gestation period for dik-diks is 6 months. (Full text)
Dik diks are a species of tiny antelope that live in Africa. (Full text)
MADOQUA The madoqua is a small Abyssinian antelope. (Full text)
The most valuable member of the North American captive antelope species of Guenther's Dik-Diks is an 11-year-old at an American zoo she declined to name. (Full text)
Madoqua is from medaqqwa (Amharic) a small antelope. (Full text)
Dik diks are small enough to be taken by an eagle. (Full text)