marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus)
Campo Grande, Transpantaneira, Poconé, Mato Grosso, BRAZIL
Date 13 July 2016, 13:39
Source Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) doe on the road ...
Author Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE https://www.flickr.com/people/65695019@N07
The marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) is the largest deer species from South America. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. The specific name refers to the forked antlers. The marsh deer lives only in marsh areas, notably the Pantanal and Chaco, in which the level of water is less than 70 cm deep. They are swift swimmers.