Water deer

Water Deer.

Here is a Chinese Water Deer. They grow up to 1 meter long and high. Instead of the male growing antlers, he grows tusks! They use them to help defend their territory.

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 by Susan & Peter Wilson The water deer (Hydropotes inermis) is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer. Native to China and Korea.

Chinese Water Deer by Guy via 500px: The long prominent canines an be drawn out of the way while eating and can be drawn closer together to threaten other males... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_deer #Chinese_Water_Deer #Vampire_Deer

These are their form of antlers. Big Tusks by Guy on This is a Chinese water deer aka "vampire deer.

Adult Chinese water deer have long canine teeth

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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.

The Chinese water deer have enlarged upper canine teeth forming sharp tusks, while other species often lack upper canines altogether. The cheek teeth of deer have crescent ridges of enamel, which enable them to grind a wide variety of vegetation.

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.

There are two subspecies of water deer, the Chinese Water Deer and the Korean Water Deer. The large tusks on stags are used in fights to try to injure their opponents.

Water Deer - Superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer (Cervidae - order Artiodactyla) but it is classified as a cervid despite having tusks (downward-pointing canine teeth) instead of antlers and other anatomical anomalies. These unique characteristics have caused it to be classified in its own genus (Hydropotes)

There's Logan (Wolverine), Victor, and then there's Shu Shan the Chinese Water Deer!

Chinese Water Deer Skull by CabinetCuriosities on DeviantArt

inermis Length: Width: Origin: bought from Monopolymurder, it's not a fullgrown skull sold Chinese Water Deer Skull