In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Duiker in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Duiker.
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How to Draw a Duiker - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Begin by drawing a roughly circular head and neck that resemble the number 9.
Step 2: Add the eyes and nose to the face.
Step 3: Now, draw two big ears on the tops of the head, and two large horns between them.
Step 4: Draw the other side of the neck and then add a body and small tail.
Step 5: Draw the two front legs. They should be long, with knobby knees.
Step 6: Now, draw the first hind leg in the same fashion.
Step 7: Make a line connecting the underside, add the final leg and you're all done.
Interesting Facts about the Duiker
The Duiker is a small antelope that is found in only specific parts of Africa, Eastern Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast. It is hunted by the local people for its meat, because a single Duiker can be up to forty-four pounds. Both the males and females have horns, which are used to defend their territory because they are extremely territorial.
Did you know?
- They prefer thicker vegetation filled rainforests
- Population has declined 30% due to habitat loss
- The Duiker is listed as “Vulnerable” on the endangered species list
- Young Duiker are bluish in color
- They are herbivores – eating buds, grass, fruit, and leaves
Lesson Plan Idea – Why are the Duiker being hunted so much? If there are breeding pairs then why has the population gone down 30% in only a few years? Are there other options for food that would protect this species?