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    This Wild and Wonderful World of Ours! 🦓

    Introducing.......The Zebra Duiker......


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    Zebra duiker is a type of small antelope. They are sometimes referred to as the banded duiker or striped-back duiker. It can be found only in the certain parts of West Africa: in the eastern parts of Liberia, on the Ivory Coast and in the Sierra Leone. Zebra duiker prefers a life in dense vegetation of rainforests. Numbers of zebra duiker are declining due to extensive habitat loss and hunt in the last couple of years. Local people hunt zebra duiker because of its meat.

    Zebra duikers have gold or red-brown coats with 12-16 distinctive zebra-like stripes, dark markings on their upper legs, and russet faces. Newborns appear darker because they are born with their stripes closer together. An adult can grow to 90 cm (35 in) in length, 45 cm in height, and 20 kg (44 lb) in weight. Their horns are short and round with sharp pointed tips. They are about 4.5 - 5.0 cm long in males, and half that in females. Female body size is larger than males.

    They also have super-powerful nasal bones, which allow them to use their face to crack open the tough exterior of certain fruits. The nasal bones allow for protection against blunt force during altercations.

    Young animals are bluish in color and their stripes are positioned closer. Seven to nine months after birth, young animals will develop same coloration like adult animals.


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    Zebra duiker is pretty shy animal that will hide whenever it senses a danger. For that reason, zebra duiker cannot be seen in the wild very often.

    Zebra duiker can mate throughout the whole year. Pregnancy lasts between 221 and 229 days and it ends with a single baby. Female is able to become pregnant immediately after baby is born.

    Mother keeps her baby hidden in the dense vegetation during the first couple of weeks (2 to 3) of its life. She visits the baby four times a day to provide it with milk.

    Baby depends on the mother's milk during the first three months of its life.

    Young zebra duikers reach sexual maturity at the age of two years.

    Average lifespan of zebra duiker in captivity is between 11 and 13 years.












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    Thank you Anita.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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      #3
      Thanks! Cute baby.
      Vonnie

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