THE COMMON DUIKER - Sylvicapra grimmia

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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COMMON DUIKER Sylvicapra grimmia
LOCATION CAPTURED: GROENLAND GAME LODGE, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 60cm
MASS: 12-16kg
GESTATION: 210 days

This is a common species found throughout Southern Africa. Mainly nocturnal, although often seen in daylight, this elusive, shy animal keeps to thick bush during the heat of the day.
It is found singly or in pairs.
The largest of our three Duikers ( other: blue and red duikers)
It is independent of water.
The name “Duiker” is derived from the Afrikaans word meaning diver, and describes the characteristic of the animal fleeing.
DIET: Mainly a browser, the common duiker includes fruits, leaves, grass and roots in its diet. This species is fond of feeding in cultivated land.

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