IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

Peter's duikers are active only during the day (2), and like all duikers, have a secretive life (4), favouring dense undergrowth where they can hide from potential predators (6). Their diet is composed primarily of fruits, which are often picked from the forest floor (3), with the remainder consisting of leaves (2), and small amounts of flowers and fungi (3). Duikers give birth to only a single calf at a time, which then hides in vegetation for the first few weeks of life (4). Peter's duikers are believed to be territorial animals (2), and the large scent glands beneath each eye may be used to mark their territory, by rubbing them on trees (4).

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