Animal Size

Yellow-backed duiker size: How big do they get?

How big does a Yellow-backed duiker get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor) reaches an average size of 1.32 meter (4′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 17.25 years, they grow from 4.41 kg (9.71 lbs) to 61.65 kg (135.92 lbs). A Yellow-backed duiker has 1 babies at once. The Yellow-backed 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 Yellow-backed duiker is  (4' 5

The yellow-backed duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor) is a forest dwelling antelope in the order Artiodactyla from the family Bovidae. Yellow-backed duikers are the most widely distributed of all duikers. They are found mainly in Central and Western Africa, ranging from Senegal to Western Uganda with possibly a few in Gambia. Their range also extends southward into Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, and most of Zambia.

Animals of the same family as a Yellow-backed duiker

We found other animals of the Bovidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Yellow-backed duiker

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

  • Caspian seal with a size of 1.41 meter (4′ 8″)
  • Ribbon seal with a size of 1.54 meter (5′ 1″)
  • Oribi with a size of 1.16 meter (3′ 10″)
  • Giant anteater with a size of 1.12 meter (3′ 9″)
  • Barasingha with a size of 1.5 meter (5′ 0″)
  • Leopard with a size of 1.38 meter (4′ 7″)
  • Striped hyena with a size of 1.11 meter (3′ 8″)
  • Anoa with a size of 1.58 meter (5′ 3″)
  • Spotted hyena with a size of 1.3 meter (4′ 4″)
  • Sun bear with a size of 1.22 meter (4′ 1″)

Animals with the same litter size as a Yellow-backed duiker

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Yellow-backed duiker

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Yellow-backed duiker:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow-backed duiker

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