Yellow-backed duiker

The yellow-backed duiker is a small, forest-dwelling antelope from east and central Africa. They prefer forested habitats with dense undergrowth, although they can be found in a variety of forested habitats, including savannah and farmland.


  • Scientific Name: Cephalophus silvicultor
  • Range: Savannah and forest of east and central Africa
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: West and East Hoofed Run
  • Cool Animal Fact: Their entire back is not yellow, but look for one small patch of yellow just above their tail.