Madoqua guentheri Skull measures 4.7 inches. Madoqua guentheri Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Known as Gunthers Dik Dik

Gunther’s dik-dik or Madoqua guentheri is a small antelope found in arid zones of East Africa.

Madoqua guentheri or Gunther’s dik-dik or is one of the smallest ungulates in Africa, weighing 6.6 to 11.0 lb. when fully grown. It has a yellowish-gray to reddish-brown coat, black hooves, small heads with long necks and large ears with white insides.

The belly, chin, breast, throat and inner thighs are cream or white. The tail is short (~3–5 cm). Males are horned, with horn length (~9.8 cm) varying between individuals. Although the horn cores are only present in males, gender identification can be difficult from a distance. Females are larger and lack horns.

Madoqua guentheri or Gunther’s dik-dik live in shrublands and savannas of eastern Africa. Dik-diks seek habitats with a plentiful supply of edible plants such as shrubs.

Dik-diks may live in places as varied as dense forest or open plain, but they require good cover and not too much tall grass. They usually live in pairs in territories of about 5 hectares (12 acres).

The territories are often in low, shrubby bushes (sometimes along dry, rocky streambeds) with plenty of cover. Dik-diks, with their dusty colored coat, are able to blend in with their surroundings.

Madoqua guentheri or Gunther’s dik-dik have an established series of runways through and around the borders of their territories that are used when they feel threatened.