Why stop at one when you can have nine more? Without further ado, here are 10 pictures of pudus.

The pudús are two subspecies of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and are the world's smallest deer. The name is a loanword from Mapudungun, the language of the indigenous Mapuche people of southern Chile.

The two species of pudús are the northern pudú from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, and the southern pudú from southern Chile and southwestern Argentina. Pudús range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long. As of 2009, both species are classified as "Endangered" in the IUCN Red List.

The pudú is a solitary animal whose behavior in the wild is largely unknown because of its secretive nature. Pudús are crepuscular, most active in the morning, late afternoon, and evening. Pudús do not interact socially, other than to mate. An easily frightened animal, the deer barks when in fear. Its fur bristles and the pudú shivers when angered.

Pudús are threatened due to the destruction of their rainforest habitat. The land is cleared for human development, cattle ranching, agriculture, logging, and exotic tree plantations.

Responses to "Meet The World's Tiniest, Smallest and Magical Deer "

  1. Unknown says:

    Stunningly beautiful <3

  2. Unknown says:

    Super cute!!

  3. GOD Bless him always and provide all his needs!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  4. Piotr says:

    Great animal:) So sweet

  5. Carl says:

    sooo cute <3 I want this

  6. Lulalake says:

    I wonder if the males have antlers.

  7. Unknown says:

    Quite the Little Guy !! (y) :)

  8. Andrew Dube says:

    What a beautiful Little dear and so cute.Would love to see one in person

  9. Anonymous says:

    So cute reminds me of Bambi,even if I haven't watched it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Lovely photos. Thanks. 💙

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