Red Brocket

Red brocketThe Red Brocket (Mazama americana) can be found in South America and Central America, particularly, they consider as their natural habitat bushes and the undergrowth. Its coat is yellow-red, darker at the back areas. Red Brockets have sharp antlers, not branched, and present in the males only. As in other kinds of deers, they could be shed every year, also...front legs are shorter than the back ones.

Its small physique allows it to hide within the thick plants/roots. A Red Brocket comes out at night to graze, and they have been found in melon plantations. When dawn comes, they would return to their sanctuary, resting in hollows under tree trunks, that or near roots. One could reside in small ranges with radius of 1,000m, and due to their extreme shyness, this breed is particularly hard to monitor. Upon sensing threats, one would freeze on its spot, and if alarmed, it would run away for a bit of ground, then look back to see the origin of the threat. Unlike other deers, a Red Brocket has low stamina and could be chased by ordinary dogs, not just chased, but caught. However, unless the dog is a good swimmer, they could escape if presented with a body of water. They are good swimmers, a river 300m wide is something they can negotiate.
A female would give birth to just one fawn, and this she would nurse for weeks until it could survive on its own.

Interesting fact: Some people think that deers can not produce any vocalization, but this is wrong... This kind of deer could let out a sharp cry (but just that, no other kind of sound).

Their main predators include jaguars, pumas, tayra, feral dogs, eagles, snakes and humans.

Picture of the Red Brocket by Whaldener, licensed under GFDL

Keywords: red , brown , tail , white

The Red brocket is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Red brocket

Adult weight : 45.5 kg (100.1 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :395 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 225 days

Weaning : 182 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.539 kg (1.1858 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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