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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.

Conservation

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.

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Verbreitungsgebiet: Prinz-Alfred-Hirsch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Prinz-Alfred-Hirsch
Wissenschaftl. Name Cervus mariannus alfredi
Ordnung Artiodactyla
Familie Deer
Größe 65-80 cm
Gewicht bis 45 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 8 Monate, meist 1 Jungtier
Verbreitung Visayas-Islands (Philippines)
Lebensraum forest
Nahrung Grasses, Leaves
Bestand highly endangered

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