The Philippine mouse deer is a nocturnal deer that lives in the Philippines. This deer has a fairly restricted habitat and can only be found southwest of Palawan in the Philippines. Although this deer looks very cute, it is actually a very limited population and is an endangered animal.
The Philippine mouse deer lives only in the Philippines.
The Philippine mouse deer is a very cute deer that looks like a mouse, hence the name. Philippine mouse deer can only be seen near Palawan Island in the Philippines. The Philippine mouse deer belongs to the Magic deer family and is a different species from groups such as deer and reindeer. This deer is completely inactive during the day. Night becomes their time and they are most active during this time. With a body length of 40-75cm and a weight of only around 800g, it is a very small deer. Philippine mouse deer live mainly in dense forests, but can be seen on rare occasions along the coast. Philippine mouse deer can also swim.Tractive Cats (English)
The Philippine mouse deer mainly feeds on plants, leaves and fruits. Philippine mouse deer mainly breed once a year, and females can give birth one at a time. Her gestation period is 140-177 days and her life expectancy is about 15 years.
The Philippine mouse deer has an extremely restricted range and, being a small mammal, is also predated. As a result, the population of Philippine mouse deer is steadily declining. There is also hunting, and the Philippine mouse deer is a victim. The skin of the Philippine mouse deer is used for clothing, and the meat is eaten. The Philippine government took this situation seriously and designated the Philippine mouse deer as a protected animal. And now the Philippine mouse deer is also designated as an endangered species.Boarding
Philippine mouse deer are extremely rare and cannot be kept in captivity. So either see it at the zoo or go to the Philippines and see it for yourself.