Animal Size

Jentink’s duiker size: How big do they get?

How big does a Jentink’s duiker get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Jentink’s duiker (Cephalophus jentinki) reaches an average size of 1.35 meter (4′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 17.5 years, they grow from 4.59 kg (10.11 lbs) to 68 kg (149.9 lbs). A Jentink’s duiker has 1 babies at once. The Jentink’s duiker (genus: Cephalophus) is a member of the family Bovidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Jentink's duiker is  (4' 6

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.

Animals of the same family as a Jentink’s duiker

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Jentink’s duiker

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Jentink’s duiker

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Jentink’s duiker

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Jentink’s duiker:

Animals with the same weight as a Jentink’s duiker

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