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Yellow-backed Duiker

Cephalophus silvicultor

Description:

Gray antelope with orange patch of hair between the horns, a yellow patch of hair on hindquarters and a sub-orbital glands just under and in front of the eye. The video shows it walking around. "Yellow-backed Duikers grow 3.8-4.8 feet in length and 30 inches (80 centimetres) high at the shoulder. They weigh around 130 pounds (80 kilogrammes). Their coat is dark brown to black, with a yellow stripe above their hindquarters." - Wikipedia

Habitat:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park. "Native to Sub-Saharan Africa. They have the widest range of any duiker in the genus Cephalophus. They live in dense and open rainforest, where they eat seeds, fruits, grasses, fungi, and foliage." - Wikipedia

Notes:

These were kept with the Okapi at the park. They're very sweet!

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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