Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kurks dik dik .. Chessington Zoo

Today we got to see a animal called the Kurks dik dik.
The Kirk's dik dik is a small antelope. It is  found in eastern and south western Africa. The Kurk's dik dik grows to 70 cm in length and can weigh up to 7 kg when fully grown. Its  about 35–45 cm high. It has a reddish-brown head and a tail.
It has a soft, grizzled gray to brown coat and eats lots of different types of plants that grow around where it lives. It has little hooves like a pony. But smaller. These are effective when travelling over rocky terrain. Newborns are hidden for two to three weeks and suckle for three to four months.
It may sound really funny but it is the cutest little animal. It's like a little deer the size of a big puppy. And they have very big eyes for there size. Arn't they so cute :).

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