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.
REPRODUCTION & GESTATION PERIOD:
Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park
Tembe Elephant Park