- What is a water chevrotain?
The animal that inhabits these areas is of a deer-like appearance, as they have a brown coat with a hint of red. The reason their coat is this color is because they can blend into backgrounds during the day, so it acts as a sort of camouflage.
In addition, they have a number of v-shaped markings on their body, which is very recognizable to the eye. Along with those markings they have teeth that are very long and are shaped as fangs.
Furthermore, they weigh approximately 20 pounds and can be as small as 3 feet as opposed to deer, who can grow very tall. Not only are they quite short in comparison, they also have a rather stocky body.
Despite the shortness of their body they do have very long and slender legs. In terms of where they frequent, you are likely to find them near water outlets.
- What do they eat?
Male water chevrotain tend to venture out further than the female of their kind. It is unknown as to why they travel more, but it is known for the male water chevrotain to have a territory of about 68 acres.