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Asian Gardens Animal Fact Sheet
TUFTED DEER
Elaphodus cephalophus

Range:
Central China and northeastern India

As implied by the name, the tufted deer is often recognized by the tuft of black hair over its forehead.  The tufted deer's canine teeth protrude like fangs over its bottom lip and help the animal defend itself against predators in the wild.



Habitat: Forested mountain areas.
Diet: Various native plant materials.
Status: Although suffering from habitat loss, is not considered endangered. (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Height: 15-21 inches.
Lifespan: Up to 15 years in captivity.
Reproduction & Offspring: A single young is born after a 175 to 185 day long gestation period.

 

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