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Tragulus javanicus
Common Name: lesser mouse-deer
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: A1947.1
Chevrotain, the world's smallest known hoofed mammals, can be found roaming the forests of South and Southeast Asia. This specimen came to the museum in 1947, but it's origins before this date are unknown. Adults reach 45 cm in height and weigh an average 2 kg. Some species have distinct striped or spotted markings on their underside which helps to camouflage them against predators. Unfortunately chevrotain are threatened by attacks from feral dogs which also occupy their area.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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