Western Tufted Deer

Tufted DeerPhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Elaphodus cephalophus

The tufted deer gets its name from the long, blackish-brown hair growing from its forehead.

  • Size: Weight: 37 to 110 pounds; Head to body length: 3.5 to 5 feet; Shoulder height: 1.5 to 2 feet
  • Diet: Leaves, twigs, fruits and grasses
  • Habitat: Prefer high damp forests and to be close to water
  • Range in the Wild: Found in Central and Southern China

Conservation Status

Listed as Near Threatened. There is a significant decline to their population due to over-hunting.

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