If I said ‘dik-dik’ to you, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Well I can tell you that you’re wrong, unless you were thinking of an antelope.

A dik-dik is a tiny antelope that lives in the bush of East Africa, Namibia and Angola. They are named dik-diks because of the sound it makes when frightened. There are four different species of dik-diks.

Dik-diks weigh between three and six kilograms. They have an extended snout and a soft coat that is brownish or grey on top and white underneath. The hair on the crown of male dik-diks forms an upright tuft that partially hides the horns. Dik-diks can live with temperatures of up to 40°C.

I want a pet dik-dik now, they look amazing!

Written By Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He is professional blogger, with over four years experience. He enjoys writing about celebrities, film and TV. His latest achievement was graduating for BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics.