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

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

Madoque 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.

Madoque 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.

Madoque or Dik-diks are monogamous, and conflicts between territorial neighbors are rare. When they occur, the males from each territory dash at each other, either stop short or make head-to-head contact, then back off for another round, with head crests erected.

Males mark their territories with dung piles, and cover the females’ dung with their own. One suggestion for monogamy in dik-diks is that it may be an evolutionary response to predation; surrounded by predators, it is dangerous to explore, looking for new partners.

Pairs spend about 64% of their time together. Males, but not females, will attempt to initiate extra-pair mating if an opportunity arises.