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The tufted deer is a fascinating animal for its unique appearance and elusive behavior.

Tufted Deer

A small species of deer called the tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus) is found in China's hilly areas. They get their name from the unusual black hair tufts that grow on their forehead. The tufted deer is a little mammal, standing approximately 60 cm (24 inches) tall at the shoulder and often weighing between 25 and 40 kg (55-88 pounds). Their legs and underparts are white, and they have a reddish-brown coat with white patches.

The tufted deer is primarily a browser, feeding on leaves, twigs, and fruits from shrubs and trees. They are active during the day and spend most of their time in the forest, but they may also be found in grasslands and scrublands. They are known to be very shy and elusive, and they are difficult to spot in the wild.

The tufted deer is considered a threatened species due to habitat loss and hunting. Their natural habitat has been greatly reduced as a result of logging and human settlement, and they are also hunted for their meat and for their distinctive antlers. In recent years, conservation efforts have been made to protect the remaining populations of tufted deer, including the creation of protected areas and the implementation of hunting restrictions.

The tufted deer is a fascinating animal, known for its unique appearance and elusive behavior. However, it is important to remember that it is a threatened species, and we must work to protect it and its habitat for future generations to enjoy.

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Tufted Deer


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