Litter Size

How many babies does a Silver dik-dik have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Silver dik-diks are in a litter?

A Silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 626 grams (1.38 lbs) and measure 3.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Madoqua). An adult Silver dik-dik grows up to a size of 65.5 cm (2′ 2″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) is a small antelope found in low, dense thickets along the southeastern coast of Somalia and in Acacia-Commiphora bushland in the Shebelle Valley in southeastern Ethiopia. It is the smallest species of dik-dik, with a length of 45–50 cm (18–20 in), a height of 30–33 cm (12–13 in), and a weight of 2–3 kg (4.4–6.6 lb). Its back and flanks are grizzled silvery, while the limbs, ears, and muzzle are ochraceus in colour. Little is known about its status, but numbers are believed to be decreasing.Together with the closely related Salt’s dik-dik, this species forms the subgenus Madoqua in the genus Madoqua (other dik-diks are also in the genus Madoqua, but the subgenus Rhynchotragus). The taxonomy of this subgenus is complex and a matter of dispute. Though most recent authorities treat the silver dik-dik as a monotypic species, the silver dik-dik has been suggested as a subspecies of Swayne’s dik-dik (itself now usually treated as a subspecies of Salt’s dik-dik).

Other animals of the family Bovidae

Silver dik-dik is a member of the Bovidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Silver dik-dik

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Silver dik-dik

Other animals that usually reach the age of 14 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Silver dik-dik

What other animals weight around 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs)?