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Pudu, Southern

Scientific Name: Pudu pudu

Subspecies: None.

Distribution: Southern parts of the Andes, from Chile to Argentina.

Habitat: Dense forest, swampy areas with tall grass, savanna to 4.000 m.

Description: The smallest deer in the world, weighing only 8 kg. It measures up to 35 cm over the shoulder and reaches a total body length of 60 cm, without tail. The antlers are small and pointed.

Hunting method: Illegal hunt with dogs.

Hunting available in: Protected by law in Chile and Argentina. Washington convention list 1.

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