The Damara Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii damarensis) occurring in northern and central Namibia is a subspecies of the Kirk’s Dik-dik which is native to East Africa. With a shoulder height of up to 40 cm, the animals are among the smallest antelopes of Africa. I have seen and photographed these graceful creatures in the Etosha National Park, Namibia, in February 2007. Dik-diks favour comparatively dense woodlands with shrubs, but little grass. In these habitats they feed mainly on shoots, leaves, fruits, and flowers of woody plants and forbs. The antelopes live in monogamous pairs raising their offspring together. Its characteristic long snout is probably used as a means to cool down blood and reduce water loss by evaporation.