Yellow-backed Duiker

Cephalophus silvicultor

Living in thick forest, these small antelopes rely on scents to communicate. Duikers rub scent glands under their eyes on branches to mark their territory, on mates during courtship, and on young to familiarize them with the scent. Males will rub the glands on each other aggressively in competition.

Fact File

pronunciationPronunciation: DIE-kur
where to see themWhere to see them: Rhino Reserve
heightHeight: 2 to 3 ft
weightWeight: 100 to175 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 10 to 15 years in captivity
habitatHabitat: Dense tropical forest
dietDiet: Bark, shoots, buds, seeds, fruits, fungi, herbs and some small animals