The Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis), also known as the vampire deer, is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer.

The Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis), also known as the vampire deer, is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer.

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The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there. Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely...

The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there. Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely...

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Big Tusks. by Guy  on 500px. This is a Chinese water deer aka "vampire deer."
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Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) also called vampire deer

Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) also called vampire deer

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Chinese Water Deer are peaceful creatures who instead of antlers, have a pair of prominent tusks. They are used for territorial fights with other males during mating season.

Chinese Water Deer are peaceful creatures who instead of antlers, have a pair of prominent tusks. They are used for territorial fights with other males during mating season.

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Chinese water deer also known as the vampire deer Once thought extinct, researchers recently found a lone Kashmir musk deer in northeastern Afghanistan last November for the first time in 60 years.

Chinese water deer also known as the vampire deer Once thought extinct, researchers recently found a lone Kashmir musk deer in northeastern Afghanistan last November for the first time in 60 years.

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Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) at the Whipsnade Zoo.  Chinese water deer are indigenous to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, coastal Jiangsu province (Yancheng Coastal Wetlands), and islands of Zhejiang of east-central China, and in Korea.... They inhabit the land alongside rivers.... They are also seen on mountains, swamps, grasslands, and even open cultivated fields. Water deer are proficient swimmers, and can swim several miles to reach remote river islands.

Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) at the Whipsnade Zoo. Chinese water deer are indigenous to the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, coastal Jiangsu province (Yancheng Coastal Wetlands), and islands of Zhejiang of east-central China, and in Korea.... They inhabit the land alongside rivers.... They are also seen on mountains, swamps, grasslands, and even open cultivated fields. Water deer are proficient swimmers, and can swim several miles to reach remote river islands.

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