Tiny deer-like animal thought extinct photographed for first time in 30 years


(CNN Newsource) – Scientists thought this tiny deer-like animal was extinct.

But 30 years later, the chevrotain has been photographed in Vietnam.

Despite its’ nickname and appearance, chevrotains are neither mice nor deer, but the world’s smallest hoofed mammals.

Researchers thought they were extinct because of the illegal wildlife trade.

Scientists warn that just because this species was found, does not mean it isn’t threatened.

Some want to put conservation measures in place to ensure the chevrotains survive.

Details of the rediscovery were published Monday in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free.

Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sponsored Content
Visit Buy Local

Trending Stories