Zebra Duiker, Cephalophus zebra

The zebra duiker (Cephalophus zebra) can be found in Liberia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone. It prefers a habitat within primary rainforests. It is estimated that there are 28,000 individuals of this species in the wild today. The zebra duiker is listed on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Vulnerable”.

The zebra duiker can reach an average weight of 44 pounds and a height of 1.4 feet. It is typically reddish brown or gold in color, with characteristic striped markings that its name is derived from. Both males and females bear horns, with male horns reaching a length of 1.7 inches and female horns reaching .8 inches in length. The diet of this antelope consists of fruits and leaves.

Image Caption: Zebra Duiker (Cephalophus zebra). Credit: Kispál Attila/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)