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Near Threatened #94 Southern Pudu (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugSep 25, 2022, 6:31:19 AM

The Southern Pudu is a species of Deer native to Chile and Argentina and is listed as near-threatened. 

Reasons for near-threatened status - Poaching, illegal collecting for zoos, habitat destruction, predation by domestic dogs, exotic deer, domestic livestock.

Conservation efforts - 

  • They live in protected areas
  • Captive breeding programs are in place.

Southern Pudu Facts -

Science Name: pudu pudu

Length:  90 cm   

Height: 35 - 45 cm 

Weight: 6.4 - 13.4 kg

Native Locations: Chile, Argentina

Lifespan:  (wild) 10 years   (captivity) 15 - 17 years

Population: less than 10,000

Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)


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The Nature Plug