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Northern Pudu - Species Detail
Pudu del norte (Sp), Nördlicher Pudu (G), Poudou du nord (F).
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height 12-1/2-14 inches (32-35 cm). Weight about 20 pounds (9 kg).
The world's smallest deer, slightly smaller than the southern pudu. The upperparts are dark brown to blackish. Sides of face, neck, inside of ears and underparts are lighter. Forehead, mask, chin and back of ears are blackish. Fawns are unspotted. Preorbital glands are small.
BEHAVIOR Little is known.
DISTRIBUTION The central Andes range of Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru, in mountain forests and nearby grasslands at altitudes of 5,600-13,000 feet (1,700-4,000 m).
REMARKS The Peruvian population is said to be hunted hard by local residents. Furthermore, its forest habitat is being destroyed by logging and burning, so that the resulting cleared land can be used for agriculture.
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