Mouse deer

family of mammals
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The chevrotain, also known as mouse deer, is a small even-toed ungulate that make up the family Tragulidae

Chevrotain
Temporal range: Early Oligocene – Recent
Mouse-deer Singapore Zoo 2012.JPG
Tragulus kanchil
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Tragulidae

Mouse deer live in Asia. They are about the size of a hare, with short, thin legs. They stamp their small feet to signal to each other. Mouse deer are extremely nervous. When they are surprised, they freeze immediately, and then run away in a zig-zag through the forest.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ganeri, Anita (2000). Jungle Animals Over 100 Questions and Answers to Things You Want to Know. Dubai, U.A.E. ISBN 0-75254-909-X.