White-lipped / Thorold’s deer

(Cervus albirostris)

The inside of the White-lipped Deer’s ears, the tip of its muzzle, its throat, the underside of its chin, and the inner side of its legs are white. The White-lipped Deer’s coat is coarse and stiff, with hollow hairs that provide them with an insulating layer of warm air.  Stags have large, white, somewhat flattened antlers, with five to six tines.

Gestation period:

210 – 240 days

Threats to species:

Hunting for meat, antlers and other body parts (such as the velvet) used in traditional Chinese medicine are the main threats to White-lipped deer.



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