Aluna the Kirk’s Dik-Dik Antelope
Aluna is a newborn Kirk’s Dik-dik antelope at the Chester Zoo, and is just a few centimeters tall. The zoo’s curator takes care of and bottle-feeds Aluna at home and at the office, because she failed to bond with her mother. Aluna’s name means “come here” in Swahili; she was given that name because she runs around so much. Dik-diks are native to Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia. They reach a maximum size of just 40 cm tall and are one of the smallest antelope species in the world.