Tufted Deer


I just came back from the zoo, Don, and I can't stop thinking about this deer species. I saw there was something unusual about it. But I didn't look too closely. So I can't figure out what I can't remember. It's name either dilemma Yale. What look like well it was dark Brown with greyish highlights though. The tips of its ears and around the nose were white it stood about two feet high at the shoulder. Oh N. It had a big tuft of dark for on the top of its head which mostly hit it stubby Antlers. Berge around, sir. That sounds like the tufted deer the small species lives throughout southern China from high eastern Tibet mountains to low coastal mountains. Preferring forest and shrub habitats. And it's most interesting feature is tusks. Yes. That's it. That's what was so strange a here with the hangs sort of. The tough to dear. He's a strictly vegetarian diet of leaves grass and fruit. So it's not a bloodsucking vampire, in fact is a pretty shy species usually only active around dawn and dusk hanging out alone. Or in pairs, then what's the point of the tasks the males will use their long canines to fiercely defend their territory or fight over mates that does might also act as a warning sign saying stay back to rivals. It's too bad though, these tufted deer can't fight their declining population. Sadly, there species is classified as near threatened due to hunting and loss of habitat. This moment of science comes from Indiana University. There are thousands more moments of science on our website at a moment of science dot org. Or you can also view videos and sign up for podcasts. I'm Don glass Cassandra.

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