Günther's dik-dik

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Günther's dik-dik
Guenther's Dik-Dik.jpg
Günther's dik-dik with a superb starling in the background
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Madoqua
Species: M. guentheri
Binomial name
Madoqua guentheri
Thomas, 1894
  • M. g. guentheri
  • M. g. smithi

Günther's dik-dik (Madoqua guentheri) is a small antelope found in East Africa. It weighs up to 3–5 kg (6.6 to 11 lb) when full grown. It has a yellowish-gray to reddish-brown coat. It has a short tail (3–5 cm) and horn (9.8 cm). It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda, as well as its most popular place of nesting, Egypt.

It inhabits Egypt because of the large amount of sand, which it prefers to burrow into.[2]


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Madoqua guentheri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ Madoqua guentheri, MSW3