Red Duiker

(Cephalophus natalensis)

Red duiker in sand forest

Red duiker

 

Red duiker live solitarily in dense forest and thickets. They defecate in communal middens and are probably territorial. They make a loud sneezing noise that might be an alarm signal. They eat fresh leaves, forbs and fallen fruit. Red dyiker are a protected red data species that have lost large amounts of habitat to agriculture.  At Leopard Walk Lodge, within Suni-Ridge wildlife reserve, they find home in the sand forest and are readily seen in the vicinity of the accommodation and lodge areas.

Diet:  A browser – fruits, leaves and shoots.