Red-Flanked Duiker
 
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Red-Flanked Duiker

The red-flanked duiker is a tiny antelope found in western and central Africa.

Red-flanked duikers grow to almost 15 in (35 cm) in height and weigh up to 31 lb (12 kg). They have russet coats, with black legs and backs, and white underbellies. They feed on leaves, fallen fruits, seeds, flowers, and sometimes small birds or other small animals. They have lifespans of 10–15 years in captivity.

The wild population is estimated at 170,000 individuals.

Red-Flanked Duiker

Fun Facts

  • The scent glands below their eyes are used for marking their territory.
  • When necessary they will fight with blunt strokes of the forehead to instill injury with their short horns.
  • They have a hesitant high stepping or bouncing gait with sharp eyes and a good sense of hearing and smell.
Red-Flanked Duiker

About Ruby & Garnet & Coral & Mary

Ruby and her daughters are a very bonded group. Like all Duikers, ours are cautious and shy so you may not always see them in their exhibit. That is because they may be relaxing inside their barn or lying down in the grass in the exhibit yard which is kept long so they have a place to get some privacy.

Conservation Status:
Least Concern
Extinct Threatened Least
Concern
 
 
 
 
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VU
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Red-Flanked Duiker

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