Pudu Deer

    Pudu Deer: World's Smallest Deer

    The Pudu deer is the world’s smallest deer. They live in bamboo thickets to hide from predators, and can weigh up to 12 kilograms.

    Meet the Pudu deer, Bambi's smaller cousin and the world's smallest deer.

    These tiny deers are the size of a small dog, ranging in size from 32 to 44 cm in height, and a maximum of 85 cm in length.

    They are indigenous to South America, where there are two species; the northern pudu in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the southern pudu in Chile and Argentina.

    In Chile, they're known as the 'Chilean mountain goat' because they live on the slopes of the Andes Mountain Range.

    The species are listed as endangered, but over 100 pudus are reported to reside in zoos around the world.

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