33 inches high and about 100 to 175 pounds.
Western central Africa from Gambia to Kenya and then south to northern Angola and Zambia.
Rainforests, especially along forest edges and in riverine thickets.
- Wild - Seeds, fruits, berries, herbs, bark, fungi, and mosses.
- Zoo - Herbivore diet, apples, lettuce, carrots.
This large duiker is dark blackish brown with light gray cheeks and muzzle. There is a yellow to cream triangular patch on the back that is widest at the tail. The crest between the horns is rufous. The lower rump is grayish.
- This is a mainly solitary species that will defend its territory from others.
- It spends much time hidden under fallen branches at the bases of trees.
There usually is one young per year.
Considered widespread and common, but in some areas it has become endangered because of overhunting.
- Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Jonathan Kingdon.
- Walker’s Mammals of the World. Vol. 2. Fifth Edition. Ronald M. Nowak.