mouse deer


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mouse deer


[Probably alteration of musk deer (influenced by mouse, from its small size).]

mouse deer

n
(Animals) another name for chevrotain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouse deer - very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africamouse deer - very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
kanchil, Tragulus kanchil - small chevrotain of southeastern Asia
napu, Tragulus Javanicus - chevrotain somewhat larger than the kanchil; found in India and Malaya
Hyemoschus aquaticus, water chevrotain, water deer - largest chevrotain; of marshy areas of west Africa
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He added that Perhilitan has reasons to believe the poachers are targeting specific animals in the Malaysian jungles; its officers come across whole carcasses such as wild boar, mouse deer and even the goat-like antelope serow.
The pilandok or the Balabac mouse deer, which may only be spotted in Palawan, has been categorized as Endangered; it faces threats such as poaching, hunting and habitat destruction.
It takes five months for the young mouse deer to be sexually mature.
CCMB scientists in collaboration with Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad have now rescued Indian Mouse Deer from extinction through successful conservation breeding programme.
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The female youngster, born at Chester Zoo to parents Rita and Ramos, was the first Philippines mouse deer to be born in the country.
Pilandok, the trickster mouse deer, whose tales must have tickled the fancy of poets and folklorists in the past three decades-first as the centerpiece of Rivera's Tales, then as the hero of poet Virgilio Almario's children's story for a new generation and of the animated film Pilandok and the Crocodiles.
There are also Philippine sambar and mouse deer. The sambar is a big three-tined Asian deer that's a relative to our elk; the Philippine variety is probably the smallest sambar.