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Ruwenzori Duiker
Ruwenzori Duiker
Information
Common Name Ruwenzori Red Duiker
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Cephalophus
Species C. rubidus
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Ruwenzori duiker (Cephalophus rubidus) is a stocky but small antelope found only in the Ruwenzori Mountains between Uganda and, probably, the Democratic Republic of Congo. They may be a subspecies of the Black-fronted Duiker or the Red-flanked Duiker.

The Ruwenzori duiker weighs about 15 kg (33 lb) and has a shoulder height of about 45 cm (18 in). They have rufous coats, lighter on their underbellies and darker on their backs. Their short, prong-like horns are about 8 cm long.

They are found in subalpine zones above 3,000 meters, where they eat herbs. They are diurnal.

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