Chinese water deer


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Chinese water deer

n
(Animals) a small Chinese or Korean deer, Hydropotes inermis, having tusks and no antlers: introduced into England and France
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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.