Chinese water deer

Chinese water deer The Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis) is a usually solitary animal, besides the rutting months, and a good swimmer. There exist two subspecies: the Chinese Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) and the Korean Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus). Wild populations of escaped water deer live in the United Kingdom and in France. The water deer is considered a primitive member of the Cervidae family (Deer), because buck has large canine teeth and has no antlers, both evolved by other deer.

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The Chinese water deer is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Chinese water deer
A young / baby of a Chinese water deer is called a 'fawn or ass'. The females are called 'doe, hind or cow' and males 'buck, stag or bull'. A Chinese water deer group is called a 'herd'.
Some facts about the
Chinese water deer

Adult weight : 11.5 kg (25.3 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 14 years

Female maturity :183 days

Gestation : 190 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at birth : 1.042 kg (2.2924 lbs)

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