Animals & Attractions

There are seven Kirk’s dik-diks here at Edinburgh Zoo - Drax, Grace, Gamora, Rocket, Noodle, Zola and Cora.

Drax and Grace are our oldest pair and they have had three calves together - Gamora, Rocket and Cora.

Noodle arrived in 2019 as a mate for Rocket. She gave birth to Zola in August 2020.

You can help feed and care for our dik-diks and threatened animals around the world by donating today - if you can, please support our Survival Fund.

Fun facts!

  • Dik-diks are one of the world's smallest antelope species, typically only weighing up to 7 kg (15 lbs)

  • They get their name from the distinctive ‘dik-dik’ call they make when startled - they will jump from their hiding place and move in a series of zig-zag leaps, while making this call, to confuse predators

  • They tend to form monogamous mating pairs and can have two babies per year

  • Dik-diks mark their territory with tears!

How we're helping

Our dik-diks are part of the European Stud Book Programme.

As a wildlife conservation charity we care for the animals in our zoo and also work to protect endangered species around the world.

From providing genetics expertise and veterinary health, to protecting wild places with local conservation partners, and even restoring threatened species to the wild, we are active where we are needed most.

We support conservation projects for several antelope species including the dama gazelle, a Critically Endangered species with fewer than 250 individuals remaining in the wild.

Find out more about dama gazelle conservation.

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Every month, we need thousands of pounds just to feed and care for the animals you love. If you can, please help your zoo survive long into the future by giving a donation today.

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