Description

Gunthers Dik Dik Skull measures 4.7 inches. Gunthers Dik Dik Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

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

Gunther’s dik-dik or Madoqua guentheri 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.

Gunther’s dik-dik or Madoqua guentheri is found in the lowlands of Ethiopia, most of the northern and eastern regions of Kenya, Somalia excluding specific regions of the coast, limited regions of southeastern Sudan, and Uganda.

They avoid coastal regions. Typical habitat includes low thicket-type vegetation in thornbush, savanna grassland and riverine woodland biomes, and extends to disturbed and overgrazed areas. Habitat overlaps with other small antelope species such as Kirk’s dik-dik.

Gunther’s dik-dik or Madoqua guentheri is a browser rather than a grazer, taking few grasses but preferring leaves, flowers, stems, fruit and seeds. The species feeds on plants close to the ground, due to its small stature.

It is primarily diurnal, with activity peaks from dawn until mid-morning and mid-afternoon until after dark.

The species is monogamous; parents and calves do not form family groups for prolonged periods, and the calf is driven out at an early age to fend for itself. Only a single calf is born at a time. Gunther’s dik-dik or Madoqua guentheri does not breed seasonally and can have late gestation periods.

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Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 4.7 in
Gunthers Dik Dik Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Antilopinae
Genus: Madoqua
Species: M. guentheri
Binomial name: Madoqua guentheri
Conservatoin status: Least concern