dik-dik


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dik-dik

 (dĭk′dĭk′)
n.
Any of several very small African antelopes of the genus Madoqua.

[Of East African origin, perhaps imitative of its cry.]

dik-dik

(ˈdɪkˌdɪk)
n
(Animals) any small antelope of the genus Madoqua, inhabiting semiarid regions of Africa, having an elongated muzzle and, in the male, small stout horns
[C19: an East African name, probably of imitative origin]

dik-dik

(ˈdɪkˌdɪk)

n.
any tiny antelope of the genera Madoqua and Rhynchotragus, of E and SW Africa.
[1880–85; said to be a name imitative of the animal's cry, but language of orig. not ascertained]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dik-dik - any of several small antelopes of eastern Africa of the genus Madoqua; the size of a large rabbit
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Madoqua, Madoqua - genus comprising some small antelopes of eastern and northeastern Africa
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Little dik-dik Thanos makes a big impression KEEPERS stepped into raise young antelope Thanos after his mum passed away, soon after giving birth.
Clockwise from main: Baby animals born at Chester Zoo this year include a dik-dik, black rhino, a skink and andean bear PICTURES: CHESTER ZOO
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I settle the crosshairs on the small animal, and at the shot, the dik-dik runs off to our right.
This year Erindi's second annual auction of rare, exotic and plain game broke 14 auction price records for kudu and other game including the protected damara dik-dik which, for the first time ever, went under the auctioneer's gavel.
We saw rhinos (both black and white), hippos, antelopes of all sizes (from the tiny dik-dik to the large bongos) and monkeys of every size and color doing what they do in nature.
Misadventure is their constant companion as they cross the Sahara, climb Kilimanjaro, whitewater raft the Zambezi, hunt dik-dik with Pygmies, stalk mountain gorillas, and hop a gun-run through war-torn Mozambique.
PAGE 4 Small wonder A TINY Kirk's dik-dik antelope, above, which will eventually grow to just 40cm tall, is causing a stir at Chester Zoo PAGE 4 Price probe THE deal to buy and then sell for a quarter of the price the Mann Island site in Liverpool will be investigated by independent auditors.
The Kirk's dik-dik antelope, which will eventually grow to just 1ft 6in, is being hand-reared by keeper Tim Rowlands, pictured.