A dik-dik (Madoqua) is a small antelope that lives in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. Female Dik diks are larger than the males and they both have a light brown coat. When scared, the dik dik produces a panicked sound which sounds like “Zik zik”, which is possibly how the Dik dik got its name.
Their hooves have rubbery bottoms, ideal for rocky areas. They are very nocturnal, avoiding the heat because of possible water loss.
Dik Dik Habitat:
Dik diks prefer to live in areas with many edible plants such as shrubs. They enjoy grasses, leaves, berries and shrubs to feed on. They get their water intake from the vegetation they consume. Salt is also very important for Dik dik’s diet.
They like to live in groups in territories and are quite social. They blend in with their surroundings because of their light brown, almost dusty, coats.
Taxidermy (Hunting Dik Dik):
Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.
Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.
Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.
Facts about the Dik Dik:
Only the male has horns.
In the wild, dik diks have a lifespan of 3-4 years, while in captivity they have a lifespan of 10 years.