Mammals

pampas deer

pampas deer

The representative of ungulates on pampas is pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus), inhabiting areas from southern Brazil to Uruguay and northern Argentina. The height of this small representative of the deer does not exceed 75 cm. It is colored differently, depending on the area of ​​occurrence - from dark red to light, yellow-brown. The coat is rough and shiny. The head is decorated with antlers similar in shape and size to the antlers of our deer. Pampas deer live in small herds, composed of 5-6 individuals, in open areas, mainly in grassy steppes. It is becoming rarer these days, because more and more often areas suitable for his life are used for crops and pastures. The young are born at different times of the year, because there is an abundance of food in the pampas all year round. It is believed, that they exist in Pampas deer 2 litters a year.

The local population hardly hunts these animals, because belief persists, their meat stinks. Substantially, during the heat of estrus, the males smell so bad, that their "smell" can be felt already at a distance of approx 1 km from the herd.