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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The Norfolk Broads is home to a quarter of the UK's rarest wildlife, which includes marsh harriers, Chinese water deer, otters, water voles, and common cranes.
The exhibit specimens of the Chinese Water Deer, which are being shown to the public for the first time ever, are the result of an important archeological discovery carried out by the museum in recent years, added NMONS.
"We have some of the largest red stag, the world record Chinese water deer, the Muntjac.
Such teeth remain today in Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis), which have been known to maim dogs when attacked.
Earth's Endangered Creatures website (www.earthsendangered.com) lists the Asiatic Black Bear, Chinese Water Deer, Japanese Crane and North Pacific Whale as among many endangered species of animals.
Only red and roe deer are native - there are also fallow, sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer. However, fallow, roe and muntjac are the species most likely to be encountered in gardens, according to the British Deer Society (BDS).
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.