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Silver-backed chevrotain discovered after 30 years


Last updated 11/29/2019 at 12:54pm

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A camera trap photo of a silver -backed chevrotain, a deer-like creature thought to have been lost to science nearly 30 years ago was recently rediscovered.

November has proven to be a very important month for Global Wildlife Conservation.

In South Vietnam, November 12, 2019 the silver-backed chevrotain, once thought extinct, was rediscovered for the first time in roughly 30 years by Global Wildlife Conservation and partners Southern Institute of Ecology and Leibniz Institute for Zoo & Wildlife Research.

The silver-backed chevrotain (a French word meaning "little goat), also called a deer-mouse, is a deer like species that is the size of a rabbit or small cat. They are the smallest hoofed mammal in the world (a.k.a. even-toed ungulate) a...

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