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: Gunther’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)

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