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Damara Dik-Dik

Damara dik-dik in Etosha National Park, Namibia

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  • ["Look carefully under the trees and shrubs of the woodlands and you may be lucky to spot one."]

The tiny Damara Dik-Dik is Namibia’s smallest antelope and seldom reaches heights over 39cm.

The Eastern Karst woodlands are their favourite habitat, particularly the tamboti woodlands east of Namutoni. Due to their small size, excellent camouflage and habit of standing motionless to avoid detection they are difficult to spot, even though they often stand close to the roads. Look carefully under the trees and shrubs of the woodlands and you may be lucky to spot one. They are quite tame and will withstand observation for some time before moving off.

Damara dik-dik mate for life and are usually found in pairs.

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