Elaphodus Cephalophus

Tufted Deer

Tufted Deer

It's scientific name is the Elaphodus Cephalophus. They are a type of rare type of deer that are born with a tuft of hair on the top of their forehead. They have spots on them when they are first born but grow out of them as they because adults. They also have long teeth on the bottom much like tusk.

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Habitat and Niche

It lives in northeast Burma, Southern, and Central China. They live in high altitude areas such as valleys, rainforest, and forest near water. They are herbivorous animals so they graze on grass and are usually prey for animals like leopards and dhole.

Characteristics

These animals are sometimes hunted for their meat and their fur. Tufted deer eat vegetation (leaves, fruit, and twigs) and are ate by bigger animals. They usually start to reproduce ate the age of 1.5 to 2 years old and have 1-2 offspring.

Adaptions

It has vampire like fangs that are used for fighting during mating season. Evolution had caused the small dear to lose most of their antlers and the fangs get much longer so this type of deer has really short antlers. The short antlers helps them not get caught in bushes. Male deer use the fangs to fight instead of using there antlers that will cause other animals to back down. They have a white tail like a White Tailed deer which they can use to confuse their predators enough to get away

White Tailed deer

They use their white tail like other deers to distract there predators to run away from them.

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