About the Duiker:

A Duiker (Cephalophinae) consists of 21 small to medium-sized antelope species. Their name comes from the Dutch word for diver because they are known to dive into tangles of Shrubbery.

Duikers vary in size. Duikers range from the 3 kilogram Blue duiker to the 70 kilogram Yellow-backed Duiker. Duikers prefer to act alone and aren’t very social at all. Blue duikers have a short, glossy brownish-blue or gray-blue coat and white underside.

Duiker Habitat:

Most species of duiker prefer to dwell in the tropical rainforests and enjoy seeds, berries and leaves of certain trees. Duikers are often captured for bush meat so the duikers are often thought of in terms of conservation.

They are also prey for a variety of different animals such as lion, cheetah, eagles and baboons. They are diurnal, due to their food source only being available during the day, and are active most of the day.

Taxidermy (Hunting Duiker):

Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.

Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.

Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.

Facts about the Duiker:

  • Duikers mate for life
  • Male common grey duikers mark their territory by defecation
  • Duikers are known for their extreme shyness
  • Females are larger than the males