Adult dik-diks aren't very big, so a baby is something small indeed.
A Kirk's dik-dik born Jan. 20 at the Kansas City Zoo is expected to go on public exhibit with his parents on Friday afternoon, the zoo announced Thursday. The temperature needs to reach 50 degrees before the baby can be allowed outside.
"He is so tiny, yet so adorable," the zoo said in a birth announcement.
Dik-diks are small African antelopes that run in zigzag patterns and make sounds through their nostrils that sound like "dik-dik."
The new addition to the zoo's collection has been named Krackle by volunteer zoo docents. The mother is a 6-year-old named Snaps, and the father is a 2-year-old named Dasher.
Dik-diks are nocturnal herbivores. Their exhibit is in the African area near the aviary.
Adult dik-diks weigh only about 16 pounds and stand just 14-18 inches tall. The female is slighter larger. The male has horns.