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Michie’s tufted deer is mainly solitary or found in pairs. Its name can be attributed to a blackish brown tuft of hair that can be up to 17 centimetres long and runs from the forehead to the back of the head. Both males and females have prolonged canines that stick out of the mouth like tusks among the males. The antlers are only a few centimetres long and mostly hidden by the hair.
|Classification||Order: even-toed ungulates; family: deer|
|Diet||Grasses, leaves, herbs and fruit|
|Habitat||Mountain forests at elevations of 300 m–4,500 m|
|Reproduction||Gestation period: 180–210 days, mostly one offspring|