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Vietnamese Sika Deer

(Cervus nippon pseudaxis)

The Vietnamese sika is now thought to be extinct in the wild but used to be found in northern Vietnam and may have lived in small areas of south west China.  It has a very prominent white rump and when alarmed or threatened they can make all the white hairs stand on end, alerting other members of the herd to danger without making a noise.

Gestation period:

220 – 230 days

Threats to species:

The demise of this subspecies is due in part to habitat loss as well as being hunted for their meat, and antlers which are used in traditional medicine

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