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Pre Davids Deer Elaphurus davidianus
2012-09-07 14:34:46

Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is also known as elaphure or as the milu and is not present in the wild today. In the wild, it was native to the subtropics of China, where it preferred marshland habitats. It is a semiaquatic species that is the sole living member of its genus Elaphurus. This species is closely related to the genus Cervus, and some experts have suggested merging...

Pre Davids Deer
2006-10-19 13:02:25

Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus, other names: Cerf du Père David( fr), Ciervo del Padre David (es), and Milu in Chinese (麋鹿)), is a species of deer known only in captivity. It prefers marshland, and is believed to be native to the subtropics. It grazes on a mixture of grass and water plants. Adults weigh 330-440 pounds (150-200 kg). They have a nine-month gestation...

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