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TCTBR: Too Cute to Be Real

Oh Hai,

Again I am behind the times because this cutie pie has been all over the net, but I just cannot believe how mind blowingly adorable the Kirk’s Dik-dik is.

Kirk’s Dik-dik

The Kirk’s Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii) is a small antelope found in eastern and southwestern Africa. It grows to 28 inches in length and weighs up to 15 pounds when full grown. It has a reddish-brown head and a tail that is 14-22 inches long.  The cutie’s name comes from the alarm call it makes when threatened.   Like other antelopes, the dik-dik feeds on trees, shrubs, and grasses. These animals prefer open space with short grass, and will move to a new location if the grass becomes too tall for them to see clearly.   For shelter, dik-diks hide in shrubs and sometimes tunnels, often in dry stream beds. The dik-dik also happens to be water-independent, ingesting all of the water it needs from its diet.  These antelope typically live in pairs and raise their children cooperatively.

While the adults are extremely adorable, it is the tiny sized babies that will really blow your mind.  Enjoy!

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham Ten

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