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 Red Brocket (Mazama americana)




Red Brocket | Mazama americana photo
Red Brocket Deer

Photograph by Whaldener Endo. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

RED BROCKET FACTS

Description
The Red Brocket is a small deer with chestnut-red body and legs, lighter brown belly. The head and neck are gray. Males have short, unbranched antlers that point backwards. They are good swimmers.

Size
Length 1.0 - 1.3m. Shoulder height 67-76cm.

Environment
rainforest, forest edges, gardens, and plantations

Food
fruit, leaves. During the wet season, fungi is important food.

Breeding
Does give birth to one or two young after gestation period of about 225 days

Range
southern Mexico to northern Argentina

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "data deficient".

Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Genus:Mazama
Species:americana
Common Name:Red Brocket