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Michie’s tufted deer +

Elaphodus cephalophus michianus

Themenwelt: Asien
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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.


Order: even-toed ungulates; family: deer


Grasses, leaves, herbs and fruit


Mountain forests at elevations of 300 m–4,500 m


Gestation period: 180–210 days, mostly one offspring

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Near threatened (NT)

Status according to Red List:Near threatened (NT)

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