These are small antelopes that live in the bushes. The females are larger than the males. The males have horns about 3 inches long. The upper body is grey-brown while the lower parts of the body are tan. They have dark large eyes surrounded by a white ring. They have a dark secretion from the eyes that they rub on grass to mark their territory.
They eat herbs fruits and berries and are water independent. They are nocturnal creatures, avoiding the heat of the day so as not to lose water.
Dik diks are monogamous creatures and live with their mates for life. The gestation period is 6 months and the females give birth to one offspring at a time. Both parents take care of the young one that stays with them until the birth of another young one, at which point it is chased away. The fathers run the sons off the territory and the mothers run off the daughters.
Life span is 10 years
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