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Friday, January 1, 2016

The smallest species of deer in the world

Oh this? It's just a pudu - the smallest species of deer in the world. It's so cute our hearts hurt. 



Pudu (Poo-doo) deer are indigenous to temperate rainforests of South America, where they hang out in dense underbrush and bamboo groves. There are two distinct species of pudu — the southern pudu that inhabit the lower Andes of Chile and southwest Argentina, and the northern pudu (Pudu mephistophiles) that inhabit the lower Andes of Ecuador, northern Peru and Colombia. Though the southern pudu deer is tiny, its cousin is actually a tad smaller, making the northern pudu the smallest deer species in the world,