10 animals you might not know exist # 4- The Tuffted Deer.

@TRBRocks420 (77675)
Banks, Oregon
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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@minx267 (14567)
• Hartford, Connecticut
14 May
another very interesting critter... the Canine teeth are odd.. I thought those were only for meat eaters.. I assume as a deer it eats grass?
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
Yes, it's a unique feature, for a leaf, twigs, fruit and, grass eater, but I guess they got those, because they don't have much for antlers.
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@minx267 (14567)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 May
@TRBRocks420 nature does some of the strangest things sometimes!
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@mlgen1037 (29643)
• Manila, Philippines
14 May
This is interesting. It has a sharp canine tooth. A mixture of a dog and deer. Nature really never fails to surprise us.
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
Yes, it's really amazing all the different animals and, their abilities.
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@mlgen1037 (29643)
• Manila, Philippines
14 May
@TRBRocks420 I think there are other animals too that are undiscovered too.
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@Jessabuma (28637)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 May
Ohh it's very unique hair.. I am not really aware of their existence.. thanks for sharing
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
You're welcome and, yes he's very unique.
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@Jessabuma (28637)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 May
@TRBRocks420 that's right
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• Russian Federation
15 May
Their color is so beautiful
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
15 May
Yes, pretty cool little deer.
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@just4him (117236)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May
It looks like a nice deer. I hope the species can come back from threatened. It's sad to think of all the animals we could lose due to hunting and loss of habitat.
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
Me too I hope they will be saved.
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@aureliah (16195)
14 May
I have never seen such deer. I hope they do not become extinct
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
Me too my friend they are very unique.
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@kepweng (14954)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
14 May
i think its a Vampire deer??
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
They are called that too.
@andriaperry (50681)
• United States
14 May
Those are scary.
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@TRBRocks420 (77675)
• Banks, Oregon
14 May
Yes you wouldn't want to get bit by one of those.