A dik-dik is a small antelope in the genus Madoqua that lives in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A dik-dik is a small antelope in the genus Madoqua that lives in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A Dik-dik...it's so small! If I could could own one it would have already happened by now.

A Dik-dik...it's so small! If I could could own one it would have already happened by now.

Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo (1)

Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo (1)

Aluna the dik dik didn't bond with her mother and is being raised by one lucky zookeeper until she's old enough to eat solid foods.

Meet Aluna, the Dik Dik

Aluna the dik dik didn't bond with her mother and is being raised by one lucky zookeeper until she's old enough to eat solid foods.

Dik-Dik, Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo

Dik-Dik, Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo

Dik-Dik, the smallest antelope…

Dik-Dik, the smallest antelope…

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Kirk's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirki), profile, side view, Etosha National Park…

Kirk's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirki), profile, side view, Etosha National Park…

WATCH: This newborn dik-dik antelope tragically lost its mother not long after being born. But now the miniature animal is in good hands: zookeepers in Chester, England, adopted the calf.

Tiny Orphaned Antelope Finds New Family in Chester Zoo

WATCH: This newborn dik-dik antelope tragically lost its mother not long after being born. But now the miniature animal is in good hands: zookeepers in Chester, England, adopted the calf.

Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo (2)

Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo (2

Keepers step in to hand-rear orphaned baby dik dik antelope at Chester Zoo (2)

People are the dik-diks’ biggest threat—they have long hunted them, setting snares along their paths. Small bones from their legs and feet are used in traditional jewelry. Their skins are often made into suede for gloves. But these small ungulates are far too cute for such a terrible fate!

People are the dik-diks’ biggest threat—they have long hunted them, setting snares along their paths. Small bones from their legs and feet are used in traditional jewelry. Their skins are often made into suede for gloves. But these small ungulates are far too cute for such a terrible fate!

This animal is not only called Kirks dik dik (seriously), but is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen

This animal is not only called Kirks dik dik (seriously), but is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen

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