The Japanese serow is a deer that lives only in Japan. However, since it is an animal classified into the genus Antelope of the family Bovidae, it is actually an animal of the family Bovidae. The antelope, which was once called a “phantom animal,” is now known to the general public. It is also a very cute animal because it is curious and fond of humans. However, this antelope has been hunted and has been designated as an endangered species. It is a precious animal designated as a national “special natural monument” in 1955.
The Japanese serow is an endemic species that lives in Japan.
The Japanese serow has a total length of 100-110 cm and a weight of 30-40 kg. Japanese serows prefer to live in forest areas. It also inhabits highlands and lowlands, and rarely appears near the coastline. The Japanese serow is an animal with a gentle personality and rarely attacks humans. It is a diurnal animal and prefers to act alone. The Japanese serow is a very territorially conscious animal that rubs its inferior glands against tree branches and acts to insist on territory. It’s very similar to the sika deer, but it’s a different species. Sika deer tend to form herds, but Japanese serows do not.
The Japanese serow lives on leaves, fruits, and bark. The cultivated form is embryo. It breeds from October to November. It has a gestation period of 6 months or more and can give birth to one animal at a time. Newborn children live with their parents. However, the mortality rate of children is high, and the mortality rate within the first year of life is as high as 50%. It can’t keep up with hunting and harsh climate change and dies. It has a lifespan of about 15 years, but there are cases where it lived for 33 years in captivity.
The Japanese serow has been in demand as food meat since ancient times. Hunting has been practiced since ancient times, and the number of Japanese serows is declining. Only in the 1900s did the government embark on protection. It was designated as a natural monument in 1934 and as a special natural monument in 1955. Poaching was also banned. The Japanese serow is currently designated as an endangered species. In recent years, the population has begun to gradually recover.Buy 3 & Get 4th Item FREE! Get Auto Order Discount + 10% Cashback! FREE Shipping on All Orders. Deal Ends Soon!
The Japanese serow is a special natural monument and is not allowed to be bred individually. Therefore, please watch it at the zoo or go to Japan.