We are meeting one of the iconic animals of the Pantanal today-the Marsh Deer! Woohoo- we won’t delay meeting today’s animal!
Marsh Deer Fun Facts:
- The deer is the largest deer species in South America.
- They can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 275 lbs.
- Marsh deer are known to be very shy.
- Only the males have antlers that grow up to 1 foot.
- These marsh dwellers have wide set hooves that are covered with a stretchy membrane that gives the hoof more stability in the water filled habitat.
- These herbivores prevere to live near areas of water.
- They are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
These cute deer with their giant ears are so fun. They keep to themselves and spend most of their time munching on grasses.