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March 11, 2008


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Rachel B

Guess number one:


Guess number two:

dik dik

Guess number three:


Am I remotely close?


Looks like the baby of the deer I hit a few weeks ago!


I guess the French name is "guib." My internet connection is stunningly slow today, so I'll leave it to you intrepid googlers to see if Rachel got it right or not.

Rachel B

Oh so close...Bushbuck. I found it by Googling guib french and went to some site on the first page. French is guib the English translation is Bushbuck.
Two for two! What's next Nora?

By the way, Dennis...nice.

As a linguist you will get a kick out of this...Google "Ken Lee" watch the first video that pops up. It's from Bulgarian Idol.

Rachel B

Oops...don't Google it, go to Youtube.


It looks like the dik dik (there are actually several) at the Dallas Zoo.


My first thought was also dik dik. But now I'm thinking already over a foot tall is pretty big for the newborn of an animal that will not be very big when full grown. Also, I can't tell for sure by the photo, but dik diks have a black spot under each eye and it seems this one does not. Well, that's not a guess for, only a guess against...

Love your blog.


Hi Eclexia-welcome!
You're right, it's not a dik dik. Rachel was close, it's a bushbuck, also called a harnessed antelope, because of its markings. The name is a translation of Afrikaans bosbok : bos, bush + bok, buck. (Hurray for Google...)

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