Lesser Mountain Deer or Chevrotain
About Lesser Mountain Deer or Chevrotain
There are four species of mouse deer and all are secretive animals. They live in tropical rainforests and swamps. Mouse deer are smaller than true deer species. They have small bodies and very skinny legs. They do not have antlers like other deer; instead, the males have small tusks that point downward. Of all the mouse deer species, the Lesser Mouse Deer, or Chevrotain, is the smallest. They are also the smallest hoofed animal in the world.