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#Zebra_Duiker

  • dayiel by dayiel

    Image ACP0002jn2
    So I read those are rare, one cute zebra duiker 😃 cause I'm frustrated with "nothing here" day

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  • srallen by srallen

    Another video, possibly the same animal: http://talk.chimpandsee.org/#/subjects/ACP0002jly

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  • CHaRLieDonTsURf by CHaRLieDonTsURf

    Have you seen this one? http://talk.chimpandsee.org/#/subjects/ACP00029b4, http://talk.chimpandsee.org/#/subjects/ACP00029b5, http://talk.chimpandsee.org/#/subjects/ACP00029b6

    #Zebra_Duiker

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  • dayiel by dayiel

    Nice catches 😃 I just found another one as well http://talk.chimpandsee.org/#/subjects/ACP0002hz1, cool front detail 😃
    #Zebra_Duiker #Zebra_Duiker_CS5
    @srallen086 yours has some furr scratches as if scars after attack, and little horns, while I don't see those on the new one's close up 😃 so that's at least 2 different zebra duikers in Cool Silence 5 😄

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  • dayiel by dayiel

    @CHaRLieDonTsURf yours also has horns, but they look larger, and no scratches on the side as far as I can seee, and bit lighter light stripes, so larger color contrast than that of srallens duiker, It could be 3 different zebra duikers actually 😄 What do you reckon?

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  • Quia by Quia moderator

    You may find this helpful! Sounds like the striping patterns, scars, and horn length will be the most helpful to tell them apart, which you've already figured out. 😉

    The zebra duiker's light gold or reddish-brown body is strikingly marked from the shoulders to the rump with 12-16 black (or dark brown) transverse stripes. The striping pattern (number of stripes, degree of tapering, and arrangement) is unique to each individual. The shoulders and lower legs are darker than the rest of the body, and blackish bands encircle the upper legs (both front and rear). The undersides are pale. The tail is rufous and lacks stripes. The face is an overall deep chestnut brown color; there are no distinctive markings, but the muzzle is black and the lower jaw whitish. The horns are short, smooth, sharp cones in both males (4-5 cm) and females (up to 2-3 cm).

    Young zebra duikers have a bluish cast to their coat and very closely-spaced stripes. Beginning at two months of age, the coat gradually turns golden; adult coloration is reached by 7-9 months.

    The zebra duiker is a diurnal species, but is shy and rarely seen in the wild. The normal social unit appears to be a breeding pair; the pair bond is reinforced with mutual rubbing, licking, and scent-marking. This species is thought to be territorial, and (based on heavy scars in many individuals) appears to fight quite vigorously.

    Source: http://www.ultimateungulate.com/artiodactyla/cephalophus_zebra.html

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  • dayiel by dayiel

    cool, thanks Quia 😃 here's another shot of scarred one http://talk.chimpandsee.org/#/subjects/ACP0002jlz

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  • Quia by Quia moderator

    Here's another! Spooks and runs out of view pretty fast. ACP0002koh

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  • jwidness by jwidness moderator

    #coolsilence

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