Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae

 

Tufted Deertufted-deer-300×200
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Range: Western China, Northern India, and Berma
Habitat: Mountain Forests
Conservation Status: Near Threatened
Scientific Name: Elaphodus cephalophus cephalophus

Our little tufted deer, Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp arrived to Scovill Zoo in 2012 from the Kansas City Zoo. The coat of the tufted deer is coarse and made up of spine-like hairs. The “tuft” on the forehead is blackish brown. The deer’s upper canine teeth grow up to an inch long and protrude from the mouth like fangs. The little deer is found in western China and India and Burma. It lives in mountains and forests