duiker

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duiker, duyker

small (up to 50 lb) antelope. Includes gray duiker (Sylvicapre grimmia) and Cephalophus spp.
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With higher snaring rates, it appears at first, though rather puzzlingly, that blue duikers and red hogs are still in relatively great numbers, though they are targeted and vulnerable to cable snares.
Other mammals of conservation concern present in the SNP were: forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), leopard (Panthera pardus), giant pangolin (Smutsia gigantean), African forest buffalo (Syncerus caller nanus), bongo (Tragelaphus euryceros), sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei), blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola), bay duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), and water chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus).
The numbers are just huge," Bennett says, especially when hoofed animals are taken into account: WCS estimates that 28 million bay duikers are killed annually, as are 16 million blue duikers.