10 animals you might not know exist # 4- The Tuffted Deer.
By TR Bergstrom
May 13, 2018 10:43pm CST
Coming in at # 4 on my 10 animals you might not know exist series is maybe the toughest little deer species to exist in the world, they only get a little over 2 feet in height, 60 inches are so in length and, a really big one can weigh 100 pounds, their most impressive feature though is especially long sharp canine teeth, that they will use to ferociously defend their territory, they also have very small antlers, that you can't even see, because of their hair, they are also very fast animals that will bark like a dog if threatened and, run in a jumping fashion. Another interesting note is they haven't been studied a lot, because they live in the high mountains of China, they are also threatened due to over hunting and, habitat loss. In closing I had to share about them, because they are truly a one of a kind unique deer, first time I saw them was either on the BBC or Nat Geo. I can't remember for sure. Some information verified at Wikipedia. Photo is By Heush - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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