Red-Flanked Duiker

Red Flanked Duiker

Red Flanked Duiker-bThe 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.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

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Here are a few 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.

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at info@charlespaddockzoo.org

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