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Southern pudu

South America·Mammal

The pudu is among the world’s smallest deer. With their short legs and low-slung bodies, these little deer are ideally suited for moving through dense undergrowth. Pudu stand on their hind legs to reach bark, fruit, and leaves. Occasionally they will bend bamboo to the ground for easier feeding. With their exceptional balance, they can walk along the horizontal stalk, climbing to the tender leaves near the top.

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  • Southern pudu
  • Conservation StatusEndangered
  • Life span10 years
  • Body size30 lbs.
    16 in. tall
  • Native habitat Temperate rainforests of South America
  • DietFruit, leaves, bark, bamboo
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