Animal Age

How old does a Red forest duiker get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Red forest duiker reaches?

An adult Red forest duiker (Cephalophus natalensis) usually gets as old as 15 years.

Red forest duikers are around 212 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 956 grams (2.11 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 78.7 cm (2′ 7″).

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 Red forest duiker gets as old as 15 years

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

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

Animals that reach the same age as Red forest duiker

With an average age of 15 years, Red forest duiker are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Red forest duiker

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

Weighting as much as Red forest duiker

A fully grown Red forest duiker reaches around 12.36 kg (27.25 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Red forest duiker

Those animals grow as big as a Red forest duiker: