Litter Size

How many babies does a Jentink’s duiker have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Jentink’s duikers are in a litter?

A Jentink’s duiker (Cephalophus jentinki) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 4.59 kg (10.11 lbs) and measure 20 cm (0′ 8″). They are a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Cephalophus). An adult Jentink’s duiker grows up to a size of 1.35 meter (4′ 6″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Jentink's duiker is 1

Jentink’s duiker (Cephalophus jentinki), also known as gidi-gidi in Krio and kaikulowulei in Mende, is a forest-dwelling duiker found in the southern parts of Liberia, southwestern Côte d’Ivoire, and scattered enclaves in Sierra Leone. It is named in honor of Fredericus Anna Jentink.Jentink’s duikers stand around 80 cm (31 in) tall at the shoulder and weigh about 70 kg (150 lb), making them the largest species of the duikers. They are gray from the shoulders back and dark black from the shoulders forward. A white band goes over the shoulders, between the two colours and joining the white undersides. Jentink’s duikers have long, thin horns, which curl back a little at the ends, and reach between 14 and 21 cm (5.5 and 8.3 in).Jentink’s duikers live mainly in very thick rainforest, where they eat fruit, flowers, and leaves which have fallen from the canopy, as well as stems of seedlings, roots, and, to the annoyance of local farmers, palm nuts, mangos, and cocoa pods. They are nocturnal and shelter during the day in dense thickets, or buttress roots, apparently in pairs. Jentink’s duikers are reported to be territorial animals, and when frightened, will run very quickly, but wear themselves out easily.The species was first recognized as a new species in 1884, though it was not described until 1892. The species then vanished until a skull was found in Liberia in 1948. Sightings have occurred in its habitat since the 1960s. In 1971, the species was successfully bred in the Gladys Porter Zoo.Recent population numbers are not available. In 1999 it was estimated that around 3,500 Jentink’s duikers remained in the wild, but the following year others suggested less than 2,000 were likely to remain. They are threatened primarily by habitat destruction and commercial bushmeat hunters.

Other animals of the family Bovidae

Jentink’s duiker is a member of the Bovidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Jentink’s duiker

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Jentink’s duiker

Other animals that usually reach the age of 17.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Jentink’s duiker

What other animals weight around 68 kg (149.9 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Jentink’s duiker

Also reaching around 1.35 meter (4′ 6″) in size do these animals: