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How much does a Red forest duiker weight?

It is hard to guess what a Red forest duiker weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Red forest duiker (Cephalophus natalensis) on average weights 12.36 kg (27.25 lbs).

The Red forest duiker is from the family Bovidae (genus: Cephalophus). It is usually born with about 956 grams (2.11 lbs). They can live for up to 15 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 78.7 cm (2′ 7″). Usually, Red forest duikers have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Red forest duiker is 12.36 kg (27.25 lbs)

The red forest duiker, Natal duiker, or Natal red duiker (Cephalophus natalensis) is a small antelope found in central to southern Africa. It is one of 22 extant species form the subfamily Cephalophinae. While the red forest duiker is very similar to the common duiker, it is smaller in size and has a distinguishing reddish coloring. Additionally, the red forest duiker favors a denser bush habitat than the common duiker. The Natal red duiker is more diurnal and less secretive than most forest duikers, so therefore it is easier for them to be observed. In 1999, red forest duikers had an estimated wild population of 42,000 individuals.

Animals of the same family as a Red forest duiker

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Red forest duiker

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cephalophus natalensis:

Animals with the same size as a Red forest duiker

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Red forest duiker:

Animals with the same litter size as a Red forest duiker

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Red forest duiker:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Red forest duiker

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Red forest duiker: