Tag: Deer Species

Bornean Yellow Muntjac

Bornean Yellow Muntjac

Introduction to the Bornean Yellow Muntjac Have you ever heard of the Bornean Yellow Muntjac? It’s a fascinating deer species that calls the dense rainforests

Calamian Deer

Calamian Deer

The Calamian Deer: A Treasure of the Philippine Islands If you’re curious about the Calamian deer, you’ve come to the right place. This unique species,

Irish Elk

Irish Elk

Known worldwide for their incredible antlers, Irish elk are an extinct species that still holds a lot of fame because of their incredible size and

Key Deer

Key Deer

Key deer are a subspecies of whitetail deer. They can only be found in the Florida Keys, which is where they got their name. Keep

Coues Deer

Coues Deer

Ever been to a state park in the American Southwest or Mexico? If so, maybe you’ve seen a Coues deer. They’re a subspecies of the

Elk

Elk

Like the white-tailed deer, the North American Elk (also known as the Wapiti) is a cervid. In fact, it’s the second-largest species in the deer

Moose

Moose

The moose (Alces alces) is a massively large member of the deer family that lives in the colder, northern climates. In North America, moose are

Muntjac Deer

Muntjac Deer

On this page we’ll share some information and facts about Muntjac Deer. You may know this type of deer by their other names, including “barking

Caribou vs Reindeer

Caribou vs Reindeer Comparison

Imagine you are standing on a hill overlooking the Arctic tundra. One friend stands to one side, another friend stands on the other side. Your

Mule Deer vs Whitetail

Mule Deer vs Whitetail Deer

If you’re a hunter or nature enthusiast in areas where there are deer, you are probably keen to find out the differences between mule deer

Endangered Deer Species

Endangered Deer Species

On this page we’ll share a list of endangered deer species and threatened deer around the globe. Deer become endangered and threatened for a variety

Deer Taxonomy

Deer Taxonomy

All animals that have hooves are placed in a single order that is called the Ungulates. This is a Greek word, which means ‘with hooves’.

Reindeer

Reindeer

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are species of deer found at high latitudes and a number of longitudes around the world. They inhabit cool climates, and are

South Andean Deer

South Andean Deer

The South Andean Deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) is a species of endangered deer native to the Andes mountain range in Argentina and Chile. Sometimes referred to

Taruca Deer

Taruca Deer

The Taruca Deer (Hippocamelus antisensis), or North Andean Deer, is a native of South America. It’s a mid-sized deer with a heavy body, and it

Marsh Deer

Marsh Deer

Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) are the largest type of deer from South America. Though they originally thrived in tropical and subtropical environments in the rain

Southern Pudu

Southern Pudu

The Southern Pudu (Pudu puda) is one of two species of Pudu Deer native to South America. Their native range is across southern Chile and

Northern Pudu

Northern Pudu

The Northern Pudu (pudu mephistopheles) is the smallest type of deer in the world and typically weighs less than 13 pounds when mature. Learn more about this fascinating deer.

Brocket Deer

Brocket Deer

There are several different types of unique Brocket Deer which together fall under the genus Mazama. Found on the Yucatan Peninsula, Central and South America,

Pampas Deer

Pampas Deer

The Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) inhabits the wet and grassy lowlands of its range in South America. This species is endangered due to a loss

White Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is the most vigorous and well-distributed wild ungulate in North America. Sometimes referred to as Virginia Deer or simply Whitetail, this

Mule Deer

Mule Deer

Named for their large, mule-like ears, Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are indigenous to western North America and can be grouped into two subspecies of black-tailed

Roe Deer

Roe Deer

A small but distinctive species, Capreolus capreolus (or the European Roe Deer) is sometimes referred to as the Western Roe Deer or simply “Roe.” You’ll

Persian Fallow Deer

Persian Fallow Deer

The Persian Fallow Deer (Dama mesopotamica), is a very rare middle-eastern deer. Today this deer has ranges in Iran and Israel. Sometimes, this deer is

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

The Fallow Deer (Dama dama) is a European native species of deer with an impressive rack of antlers (males) and striking appearance. Its name is

Pere David Deer

Pere David Deer

Native to the river valleys of China, the Pere David Deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is sometimes referred to as the Milu or the Elaphur.

Indian Hog Deer

Indian Hog Deer

The Indian Hog Deer (Cervus porcinus) is a stocky species of deer native to India that now lives in India, Pakistan, and southeastern Asia. It

Bawean Deer

Bawean Deer

The Bawean Deer (Hyelaphus kuhlii) is also commonly referred to as Kuhl’s Deer or the Bawean Hog Deer. This species is very threatened, and can

Axis Deer

Axis Deer

Understanding the Unique Characteristics of Axis Deer The Axis Deer, also known as Chital or Spotted Deer, is native to the Indian subcontinent (India, Nepal,

Indian Sambar Deer

Indian Sambar Deer

The Indian Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor) is an impressive deer which is native to India, South China, and Souteastern Asia. Its impressive size and unique

Rusa Deer

Rusa Deer

The Javan Rusa Deer (Rusa timorensis), also known as the Sunda Sambar, is an impressive-looking species of deer native to the Indonesian isles and East

Sika Deer

Sika Deer

Cervus nippon or the Sika Deer is native to east Asia and is sometimes referred to as the Japanese Deer or the Spotted Deer. Years

Philippine Deer

Philippine Deer

The Philippine Deer (Rusa marianna) goes by several different names. You may have heard it referred to as the Philippine Sambar or the Philippine Brown

Eld's Deer

Eld’s Deer

Eld’s Deer (Panolia eldii) is a species that goes by many different names. These include Thamin Deer, Brow-Antlered Deer, and Cervus eldi. Though endangered, this

Red Deer

Red Deer

One of the largest deer species in the world, the Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is a majestic animal that inhabits most of Europe, and Caucausus

Barasingha Deer

Barasingha Deer

The Barasingha deer (Rucervus Duvaucelii) is also called the swamp deer and it’s one of the most famed deer of the Indian subcontinent. You’ll find

Philippine Spotted Deer

Philippine Spotted Deer

The Philippine Spotted Deer — also called the Visayan Spotted Deer (Rusa alfredi) or Alfred’s Deer — is an endangered species endemic to the Philippine

White Lipped Deer

White Lipped Deer

White Lipped Deer (Cervus albirostris), also known as Thorold’s Deer, is a large and impressive species native to the Tibetan Plateau. The latin name, albirostris,

Tufted Deer

Tufted Deer

The Tufted Deer (Elaphodus cephalophus) is a species native to central China and Northeastern Myanmar. It is a small deer which earned its name from

Reeves Muntjac

Reeves Muntjac

The Reeves Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) is a common species of deer in southern China and Taiwan, though it has been brought to Japan and several

Indian Muntjac

Indian Muntjac

Indian Muntjac deer (Muntiacus muntjak) is native to Southeastern Asia. Also called the Southern Red Muntjac or Barking Deer, and is among the smallest deer

Fea's Muntjac

Fea’s Muntjac

A rare species of deer native to Thailand and Southern Myanmar, Fea’s Muntjac Deer (Muntiacus feae) is similar in appearance to the common Muntjac deer,

Chinese Water Deer

Chinese Water Deer

The Chinese water deer is a small deer of Asian origin, part of the Cervidae (order Artiodactyla) family. It can be found in the wild