Facts about the Red Duiker -- Cephalophus natalensis:

A summary of most interesting statistics (size, gestation...), amazing environmental adaptations & fascinating facts about social habits, etc.

SIZE: Shoulder height 43 cm, mass 14 kg. Both sexes have horns, usually about 6 cm long.

COLOUR: Rich reddish-brown, with paler underparts. Chin and throat are whitish as are the insides of the ears. A tuft of reddish-brown and black hairs rises between the short horns. The tail is white-tipped.

POTENTIAL LONGEVITY: 9 years

RECORD LENGTH OF HORNS: 11 cm

MOST LIKE: The Common Duiker, but is smaller and distinguished from it by its reddish colouring. The red duiker favours a denser bush habitat.

HABITAT: Forest and dense bush, whether coastal or mountainous, as long as surface water is available.

FOOD:

REPRODUCTION & GESTATION PERIOD:

DISTRIBUTION MAP:

WHERE FOUND:
Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
Tembe Elephant Park

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