Pere David’s Deer

Elaphurus davidianus

Status: Extinct in the Wild

Population: about 600

This semi-aquatic deer of China vanished around 1939 when the last wild one was shot and killed. The Pere David’s Deer has been recovered from the edge of extinction after being reintroduced into captivity in China, according to the IUCN redlist. There are now four wild populations being established by escapees from a Nature Reserve during severe flooding in 1998, according to IUCN.

Photo: Tim Felce (Airwolfhound)/Wikipedia

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