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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Sylvicapra
Genus species:Sylvicapra grimma

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:80-115 cm
Identification:The duiker is sandy tan in color and has a crest of hairs on its forehead. The males have sharp horns.
Habitat:Scrub country to open grasslands
Diet:Omnivore: leaves, twigs, fruit, berries, termites, snakes, eggs, chicks
Reproduction:Breeding season for these animals is associated with the rainy season. A single fawn is born after a gestation period of 4-4.5 months. Females can have two fawns a year.
Duikers are found alone or in pairs. They may form small groups during mating season.
Behavior:Males defend home territories.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Sub-Saharan Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Gray duiker
Common duiker
even-toed ungulate
Sylvicapra grimmia
Sylvicapra
Duikers
Antelopes
Bovidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata