Meet the Pudu deer, Bambi’s smaller cousin and the world’s smallest deer.
These tiny deers are the size of a small dog, ranging in size from 32 to 44 cm in height, and a maximum of 85 cm in length.
They are indigenous to South America, where there are two species; the northern pudu in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the southern pudu in Chile and Argentina.
In Chile, they’re known as the ‘Chilean mountain goat’ because they live on the slopes of the Andes Mountain Range.
The species are listed as endangered, but over 100 pudus are reported to reside in zoos around the world.
Patricia Amakye says
I ENJOYED WATCHING THE PICTURE & HISTORY OF THE TINIEST DEER THE PUDU, THANK YOU MR. ATTENBROUGH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL POST YOU SHARE OF ALL & THE EXOTIC COLORFUL ANIMALS & INSECTS
Michael Bertrand says
The photos you share bring a smile almost daily. I share them as well. Thank you!