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Mouse Deer

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Oceans Edge
981028.  Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:14 am Reply with quote

Continuing on a theme of things that aren't what they look like...

The Mouse Deer:

Which as it turns out is neither a mouse, nor a deer.

This adorable little critter was born last week at Zoo Zürich. This is a mouse deer - which is not closely related to either mice, or deer. They're also known as Chevrotains and they're the smallest hoofed animals in the world. There are 10 extant species and they are almost exclusively found in South and Southeast Asia, with one species being native to Central and West Africa.


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