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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.

Characteristics

ClassificationOrder: even-toed ungulates; family: deer
DietGrasses, leaves, herbs and fruit
HabitatMountain forests at elevations of 300 m–4,500 m
ReproductionGestation period: 180–210 days, mostly one offspring

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.