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Common Name:Yellow-backed Duiker

Scientific Name:
Cephalophus silvicultor

 

View from Guest Peek-Thru Area inside Exhibit


Range: Western Africa with populations in Kenya

Description:
These are the largest of the duikers. The yellow-backed duiker has have short dark coats with a contrasting light patch of hair on the back.   Adults weigh from 110 to 170 lbs and can stand nearly three feet at the shoulder. Both males and females of these forest antelope have short horns about 3" to 8" in length.

Recommended LINKS & BOOKS

Dr. David Macdonald's Encyclopedia of Mammals is one of the great standards for mammal information including the agoutis. Purchase it through Amazon.com by clicking on the photo to help the zoo!

Walker's Mammals of the World Although the photos are mixed quality black and white, this two volume set has great text.

 

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