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San Lameer is filled with some beautiful and interesting wildlife - Grey Duiker

  • 22 Jun 2017

San Lameer is filled with some beautiful and interesting wildlife. Today we present to you, the Grey Duiker. #WildlifeWednesday

The common duiker, also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope found in west, central, east, and southern Africa- essentially everywhere in Africa south of the Sahara, excluding the Horn of Africa and the rainforests of the central and western parts of the continent. Generally, they are found in habitats with sufficient vegetation cover to allow them to hide—savanna and hilly areas, including the fringes of human settlements.

Colouration of this species varies widely over its vast geographic range. There are 14 subspecies described, ranging from chestnut in forested areas of Angola to grizzled gray in northern savannas and light brown shades in arid regions. It grows to about 50 cm (20 in) in height and generally weighs 12 to 25 kg (26 to 55 lb); although females are generally larger and heavier than the males. Only the male has horns and these can grow to 11 cm (4.3 in) long.


[info via Wikipedia]