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Offbeat 'Lost' mouse-deer with fangs and hooves spotted in Vietnam

12:20  12 november  2019
12:20  12 november  2019 Source:

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A miniature deer-like species the size of a cat and feared to have been hunted to extinction in the The silver-backed chevrotain, a deer-like species also known as the Vietnamese " mouse - deer " The shy and solitary creatures weigh less than 10lbs, appear to walk on the tips of their hooves and It is the first mammal to be rediscovered on the GWC's list of top 25 most wanted lost species and the

Using dozens of motion-activated camera traps, conservationists in Vietnam have captured photographic evidence of the silver-backed For the project, Tilker and his colleagues interviewed local people in three Vietnamese provinces to find out if they had seen animals bearing the

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The first images in 30 years of a mouse-deer in the wild have been published.

It's unclear how many of them in the world exist. In fact scientists had assumed the species, known as the Silver-backed Chevrotain, was extinct.

The species, which has big fangs, tall legs and a round body, was photographed in Vietnam more than 2000 times during a 10-month period, according to the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC).

Photos of the rare species were released on Monday. A team is now working to monitor the species and determine its population.

"This might represent the last population or one of a handful of populations, in which case we need to take action immediately to put conservation measures in place to ensure its survival," said Dr Andrew Tilker of the GWC.

"Vietnam may be one of the toughest places to work on mammal conservation, so it's nice to have a hopeful story from Vietnam and to be part of something positive that can help ensure that this species is never lost again, including as the result of extinction," Dr Tilker said.

Loon Lake man fined $6,300, handed five-year hunting suspension for selling antlers .
A 36-year-old man was given two fines totalling $6,300 and a five-year hunting suspension for selling conservation officers 21 sets of antlers.The charges were laid in September after a lengthy investigation by the Ministry of Environment. The man recently pleaded guilty to the charges in Loon Lake Provincial Court, according to the ministry.

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