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Endangered #44 Philippine Mouse-deer (Endangered species) 2021

The_Nature_PlugSep 26, 2021, 12:51:36 PM
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The Philippine Mouse-deer or also known as the Balabac chevrotain or pilandok is native to the Philippines and is listed as endangered. 

Reasons for endangered status - Poaching & animal trade, Hunting, Habitat loss. 

Conservation efforts - They are protected by law, but enforcement of this protection is mostly ineffective. They also live in zoos.

Philippine Mouse-deer Facts -  

Science Name: ragulus nigricans

Length: 40 - 50 cm

Height: 18 cm

Weight: 1 kg

Native Locations:  Balabac, Bugsuk and Ramos Islands (Phillippines) 

Lifespan: 14 years

Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

 

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The Nature Plug

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