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Damara Dik-dik Hunting

Damara Dik-dik Hunting

The Damara Dik-Dik is a small, graceful antelope that stands at around 12-16 inches at the shoulder; weigh between six and sixteen pounds, and can live up to ten years in the wild. The Damara dik-dik is a highly sought after member of Africa’s tiny ten antelopes. They are characterized by their reddish-brown coat, which is speckled with white spots. Their eyes are large and dark, which helps them see at night. They have small, pointed ears that they use to detect predators. The Damara Dik-Dik also has a distinctive, flexible snout, which they use to sift through the sand for food.

Males have horns about three inches in length that slant back on their heads. When alarmed, the Damara dik-dik will run in a series of stiff legged bounds.

Hunting Method

We hunt Damara dik-dik by walking and stalking. They tend to be active in the early morning and late afternoon; spending the heat of the day in the brush under cover.


Damara Dik-Diks are monogamous animals, meaning that they mate for life. They are also territorial and will defend their territory from other animals. They are most active during the early morning and late afternoon when the temperature is cooler. They are known for their distinctive 'stotting' behavior, where they jump up and down with their legs stiff and their head held high. This behavior is believed to be a way of communicating with other members of their species.


The Damara Dik-Dik is a herbivore and feeds mainly on leaves, flowers, and fruits. They have a unique adaptation in their digestive system that allows them to extract as much water as possible from their food. This means they can survive in areas with very little water.

Habitat and Conservation Status

The Damara Dik-Dik is native to the savannas and semi-deserts of southern Africa. They are found in Namibia, Botswana, Angola, and South Africa. They prefer areas with sandy soil and sparse vegetation. They are adapted to living in arid conditions and can survive without water for long periods.

The Damara Dik-Dik is currently classified as a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, their habitat is under threat from human activities such as agriculture, mining, and urbanization.

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