This male has a shoulder height of 40 cm (16 in). Males are slightly smaller than females.
Kirk’s Dik-Diks are the most common Dik-Dik species. They live in the drier areas of eastern and southwestern Africa. He prefers areas with sufficiently dry and dense undergrowth, where the Dik-Dik refuge in danger and heat.
Genetic and behavioural evidence suggests Kirk's Dik-Dik exhibits monogamous behaviour. Genetic analysis of offspring indicates little nonpair parentage. Year-round, Kirk's dik-diks stay close within pairs, follow each other's activity patterns and spend more than half of their time with their partners, although males give no parental care to offspring.
As of March 2010, the IUCN Red List classified Kirk’s Dik-Diks as Least Concern species.
Hollow or solid?: Hollow