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Visayan Spotted Deer

(engl: Visayan Spotted Deer)

Almost extinct

Hunting and habitat loss has brought this species to the brink of extinction. The Visayan Spotted Deer is now only found in isolated areas of two islands in the Philippines as the deer has lost more than 95% of its habitat.


It is estimated that there are only a few hundred of these animals left, they are listed in the IUCN as critically endangered. To safeguard this species from extinction, breeding programs are in place and protected areas are being monitored.

Prinz-Alfred-Hirsch, Foto: Tom Burger
Prinz-Alfred-Hirsch, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Prinz-Alfred-Hirsch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Prinz-Alfred-Hirsch
Scientific Surname Cervus mariannus alfredi
Order Artiodactyla
Family Deer
Size 65-80 cm
Weight till 45 kg
Reproduction gestation period 8 month, 1 subadult
Distribution Visayas-Islands (Philippines)
Habitat forest
Food Grasses, Leaves
Livestock highly endangered