Visayan Spotted Deer

Name: 
(Usa)
Rusa alfredi

One of the most endangered deer species in the world. Now extinct in the islands of Cebu, Guimaras and Masbate and only found in the remaining forest patches on Negros and Panay Islands.

Male spotted deer are differentiated from the females by their antlers. The males lose their antlers once a year and grow new ones.

Spotted deer are herbivores feeding on leaves, flowers, berries grasses and fruits. Therefore they are responsible for seed dispersal and regeneration of plants in the forest.

Conservation Status: 
ENDANGERED
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