Yellow-backed duiker

Yellow-backed duiker

Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Subfamily : Cephalophinae
Species : Cephalophus silvicultor

 

Keywords: yellow , brown , black , stripe

The Yellow-backed duiker is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Yellow-backed duiker habitats
Dry savanna, Forest, Savanna and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Yellow-backed duiker

Adult weight : 62 kg (136.4 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 23 years

Gestation : 165 days

Weaning : 38 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 2.4 kg (5.28 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 20.513 kg (45.1286 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the yellow-backed duiker

The yellow-backed duiker is a West African species, extending from Sierra Leone to Gabon and east into the Congo .

The Yellow backed Duiker is the largest of the three with backward directed horns in line with their nose profile. (Full text)

The Yellow Backed Duiker is one of the major attractions of the area as this small antelope is becoming increasingly scarce and hard to find throughout Africa usually requiring a separate trip to one of the central African Rainforest countries. (Full text)

The yellow backed Duiker is the largest of the three with backwards direct horns in line with their nose profile.

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