What is a PUDU?
The PUDU is the worlds smallest deer standing just 13-17" high at the shoulder and weighing up to 25 pounds.
PUDU'S are herbivores and live in the temperate rainforests of South America. They are solitary except during mating season and usually product single offspring. Fawns are born with Distinctive white spots which fade as they mature.
PUDU's are excellent jumpers and sprinters and bark when they sense danger. Native predators include owls, foxes and cougars.
Recently PUDU's have been classified as an 'endangered' species due to the destruction of their rainforest habitat for cattle ranching and increased human activity.
Luckily, PUDU's have been successfully bred at numerous zoos worldwide in attempt to increase the PUDU population.