Duiker - Blue

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The Blue Duiker (Philaneomba Monticolais) a small antelope; in fact, the smallest of the duiker family, although the females are slightly larger. The Blue Duiker is characterised by its blue-grey coat, large eyes and small ears, and flat forehead. The tail has a row of white crinkly hairs on either flank. Both sexes carry short sharp horns, around 5cm long, which are often concealed by a tuft of hair. The Blue Duiker feeds on fresh leaves, fruit and flowers but although they prominently eat vegetation, Blue Duikers are known to eat birds eggs and insects - making them omnivorous.

WEIGHT MALE: 4 KG

WEIGHT FEMALE: 5 KG

SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 30-35 CM  

SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 30-35 CM

MATING SEASON: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Weights & shoulder heights are averages

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