Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Guenther's Dik-dik


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Madoqua guentheri
PROFILE:

Guenther’s dik-diks are highly selective browsers, feeding on only particular parts of plants. They prefer to live amongst low, thick vegetation because they do not like to be away from cover.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
mammal, cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
northeast Africa
CONSERVATION STATUS:
least concern, however listed as endangered in some states throughout its range
DIET:
herbivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
zoos - up to 17+ years
SOCIAL STATUS:
live in a territory of about three animals
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