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Peters Duiker Cephalophus callipygus
2012-09-03 07:31:00

Peter’s duiker (Cephalophus callipygus) is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and northern areas of the Republic of Congo. It prefers a habitat in dense, undisturbed primary forests or rainforests, but it will inhabit forests that have been logged if there is enough cover. It can reach an average height of twenty inches at the shoulder,...

Pronghorn Antilocapra americana
2012-08-08 13:17:28

The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is native to the central areas of North America, where it is also known as the prong buck, or pronghorn antelope and antelope, although it only resembles true antelopes. The pronghorn is the only remaining species in the Antilocapridae family, which once held five other species. Its range stretches throughout the United States, and starts in Alberta and...

Dibatag Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers,...

Argali Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its...

Zebra Duiker Cephalophus zebra
2012-06-28 20:53:55

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...

Cape Grysbok Raphicerus melanotis
2012-06-26 15:14:46

The cape grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis) is native to the Western Cape area of South Africa. Its range stretches from Albany to the Cedarberg mountains. Its preferred habitat lies within the "Fynbos biome", or Cape Floristic Region, where it inhabits dense shrub lands. It will sometimes browse for food in orchards and vineyards and has been seen along the edges of urban sites in the Cape...

Red-flanked Duiker Cephalophus rufilatus
2012-06-22 15:33:29

The red-flanked duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus) occurs in central and western Africa. It is a small antelope, reaching an average height of only fifteen inches. It weighs up to thirty-one pounds and can be seen eating seeds, flowers, leaves, and fallen fruit and it may even eat tiny birds or other small mammals. It is burnished red in color with a white belly and black dorsal fur and limbs. It...

Red Forest Duiker Cephalophus natalensis
2012-06-18 16:09:46

The red forest duiker (Cephalophus natalensis) is also known as the Natal red duiker or the Natal duiker. It is an antelope that is native to southern and central Africa. Its range includes southern Tanzania, Malawi, and Mozambique. It prefers habitat within shrub lands and forests. The red duiker has been given a conservation status of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List. The red...

Sharpes Grysbok Raphicerus sharpie
2012-06-14 21:25:37

Sharpe's grysbok (Raphicerus sharpie), also known as the northern grysbok, is native to southeastern Africa. Its range includes the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, Botswana, and Malawi, among other areas. This antelope prefers a habitat within fertile areas and low slopes within its range, but can be seen in rocky areas.  It has been known to shelter within aardvark burrows a well as tall grass....

Common Duiker Sylvicapra grimmia
2012-05-23 13:38:03

The common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) is also known as the bush duiker or grey duiker. This antelope can be found throughout north, east, south, and West Africa. However, it cannot be found in the rainforests of the central and western areas, or in the horn of Africa. It prefers habitats with plenty of vegetation in which it can hide, and these habitats include the edges of human communities....

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