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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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Two specimens of the extremely rare species of Dik-Dik antelope are already in Sofia.
Roam nearly 15,000 square kilometres of rolling savanna that shelters an astounding array of animals from miniature dik-dik antelopes to lions and the noble African elephant.
"I only hunt for the small ones, like dik-dik. I cannot kill big animals like elephants.
Suni are often mistaken for dik-dik. The tiny antelope seen in the forest area are Suni (Neotragus moschatu), also known as 'Paa' in Kiswahili.
Catch a live feed at one of the habitats, see the penguin parade and look for the zoo's adorable babies including Molusc the penguin chick, two wallaby joeys, a Kirk's Dik-Dik fawn and so many more.
After lunch, you can catch a live feed at one of the habitats, see the penguin parade and look at for the zoo's adorable babies including Molusc the penguin chick, two wallaby joeys, a Kirk's Dik-Dik fawn and so many more.
He has also arranged different kind of animals, 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.
| 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
Micronesian kingfisher, Cuban crocodile, African elephant, koala, dik-dik, the list goes on, amounting to 10,000 cell samples of 1,000 species and sub-species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, arranged in order of arrival rather than according to their geographical origin.
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.