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Mundomar has the second smallest antelope species in Africa

Two copies of the well-known Dik-dik arrive at the Benidorm park

Mundomar has the second smallest antelope species in Africa

Mundomar, has a new species called Madoqua kirkii. This unique animal, popularly known as Kirk's Dik-dik, is the second smallest antelope species in Africa. With a height of 35 cm and a low weight of 5 kg, these unique animals have integrated perfectly into the park despite their shy and elusive nature.

Two males are the Dik-dik specimens that inhabit the flora and fauna park. Its sexual dimorphism allows us to differentiate at a glance the males of the females, since only the males have horns that oscillate between 4 and 11 cm. But this is not the only particularity that these incredible animals have. The Dik-dik use a gland that they have housed next to the eye to mark their territory against other species. Its snout also attracts attention since it is long and can move it. In addition, these small ruminants present in the area of ​​the forehead, a beautiful reddish ridge that bristles when the animal is shown in a state of agitation or nervousness.

The two small antelopes have come to Mundomar with the help of a European breeding program, ESB: EUROPEAN STUDBOOK. With this, there are already 8 reproduction programs in which the nature park of Benidorm participates to collaborate in the ex situ conservation of the species.

The small Dik-dik coexist in Mundomar with two bird species of African origin: the crowned Crane, the black cavities and the African Jabirus. Together, in this new facility located at the entrance of the park which has been renovated and expanded, they create a particular environment that recreates, on a small scale, the African savanna.