Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dik-Dik

The dik dik is a very small deer, smaller than a medium sized dog.  About 18" tall, they are generally found in mated pairs, sometimes with a youngster, near the bottom of a bush.  We came across this little dik dik in Lake Manyara, resting under a bush.  They have adorable noses that are always moving from side to side.  They have such delicate, tiny legs they are like pencils - with eraser sized hooves.  Dik dik are completely adorable and I would love to be able to touch them....but of course since I haven't run into a tame one this is not likely to ever happen.  I bet a baby dik dik is one of the cutest living things. 

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