Animal Age

How old does a Aders’s duiker get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Aders’s duiker reaches?

An adult Aders’s duiker (Cephalophus adersi) usually gets as old as 4 years.

Aders’s duikers are around 120 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 239 grams (0.53 lbs) and measure 20 cm (0′ 8″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Cephalophus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 69 cm (2′ 4″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Aders's duiker gets as old as 4 years

The Aders’s duiker (Cephalophus adersi), also known as nunga in Swahili, kunga marara in Kipokomo and harake in Giriama, is a small, forest-dwelling duiker found only in Zanzibar and Kenya. It may be a subspecies of the red, Harvey’s, or Peters’s duiker or a hybrid of a combination of these. It is named after Dr. W. Mansfield Aders, a zoologist with the Zanzibar Government Service.

Animals of the same family as a Aders’s duiker

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Aders’s duiker

With an average age of 4 years, Aders’s duiker are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Aders’s duiker

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Aders’s duiker

A fully grown Aders’s duiker reaches around 9.25 kg (20.39 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Aders’s duiker

Those animals grow as big as a Aders’s duiker: