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Blue duiker

Philantomba monticola


Blue duikers stand around 35 centimetres tall at the shoulder and weigh 4 kilograms.They are the smallest of the antelope family. Blue duikers have a brown coat with a slight blue tinge – hence their name – and a white underside. There is a glandular slit beneath both eyes and a very slight crest between the ears. Blue duikers have simple conical horns of 2 to 10 centimetres. Females do not always have horns. Their average lifespan is 10-12 years.


A small forest dwelling duiker found in the Central Africa and southern South Africa.


We saw this Blue Duiker at Butterfly World in South Africa. You will not believe how small they are untill you see it in real life! Like a house cat! Incredible!

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Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 18, 2012

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