Scientific Name: Philantomba monticola
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The blue duiker is a small antelope found in western, southern and eastern Africa. It is the smallest duiker.
This species can survive in a variety of forests, including old-growth, secondary and gallery forests. Forests are preferred as these provide the animal with shelter through the dense understory and forage through canopy. They can also be found in pockets of degraded and regenerated forests from the sea level up to an altitude of 9,800 ft.
This duiker can be found in several countries in the western, southern and eastern parts of Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The blue duiker reaches 13–16 in at the shoulder and weighs 7.7–19.8 lb. Sexually dimorphic, the females are slightly larger than the males. It has short, spiky horns, around 2 inches long and hidden in hair tufts.
Up to 10 years.