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antelope

member of the family Bovidae, including the genus Tragelaphus, which contains many genera of African antelopes. Includes a large variety of hollow-horned ruminants from dog to cow size. Many types of horns but all simple and persistent.
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Without an unadulterated social structure, she''ll never have the opportunity to learn proper dik-dik behaviour.
Native to Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia, the dik-dik gets its name from the noise it makes when running for cover.
The dik-dik - which gets its name from the noise it makes when running for cover - only arrived at Chester in 2008.
At more than 220,000 square kilometres, its immense terrain features a host of animals including the big cats, elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope from the tiny dik-dik to the mighty kudu.
This personal travelogue of a seven month trek through Africa includes meeting a gorilla fact to face, enduring a blistering Saharan breakdown, hunting dik-dik with a tribe of pygmies, climbing Africa's highest mountain, hurtling through Zambezi rapes, experiencing some of the effects of on-going civil wars.
Elsewhere, we enjoyed the hummingbird and butterfly gardens; the toylike Gunther's dik-dik from East Africa, 13-inch-long antelope with spindly legs and doe eyes; and the nursery, where there are not only long tables holding potted desert plants for sale, but a smorgasbord of wind chimes, garden ornaments, bird feeders, fountains and sculptures.
William's plan to spend more time in Africa was strengthened during his summer holidays in Kenya and Uganda, when he came under fire for spearing a small dik-dik deer.