Chinese water deer


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Chinese water deer

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(Animals) a small Chinese or Korean deer, Hydropotes inermis, having tusks and no antlers: introduced into England and France
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Fallow deer were introduced by the Normans for hunting purposes, while Chinese water deer, sikas and muntjacs are descendants of imported ornamental deer which have escaped from parks during the past 150 years.
This communication reports some evidence of the reintroduced Chinese water deer surviving in the Nanhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Shanghai, China.
In addition to roebuck and muntjac, fallow deer are widespread, and there are scattered populations of red deer, sika deer and Chinese water deer.
They include: Japanese kelp, Quagga mussel, Rapa whelk, Oak processionary moth, Asian hornet, Carrion shrimp, Chinese water deer, Monk parakeet, American bull frog, Alpine newt and Italian crested newt.
While most deer species do sport antlers, several others, including diminutive Chinese water deer, musk deer, mouse deer, and the African water chevrotain, have no antlers at all, fighting and displaying with long, prominent fangs instead.
Numbers have risen to two million after the introduction of new species such as muntjac, fallow and Chinese water deer that are smaller and breed faster.
The six are native red and roe, and exotic sika, fallow, Chinese water deer and muntjac.
Chinese water deer Attempts to introduce Chinese water deer to Wales in the 1950s are thought to have failed.
Two of the United Kingdom's more interesting introductions are the Chinese water deer and the Reeve's muntjac.
Only red and roe deer are native - there are also fallow, sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer.
It transpired that the vet who treated her had seen five similarly injured animals in recent weeks and it is thought her wounds were caused by an attack from a Chinese water deer.