Tuesday, January 3

Facts about Chinese water deer

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Have you heard about the Chinese water deer? If you have, then good for you! Learning brings knowledge. If you haven’t then keep reading to find out some cool facts about Chinese water deer also known as vampire deer or Asian water deer. Chinese water deer have fangs. They use their fangs to protect themselves and their young from predators.


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Quick facts about Chinese water deer:

1. The scientific name for Chinese water deer is Hydropotes inermis. There are over 40 types of deer species in the world. Here is a list of some of them:

  • Black-tailed deer
  • Chinese water deer
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Red deer
  • Reindeer
  • White-tailed deer

2. Chinese water deer are herbivores. Herbivore means that they eat plant matter.

3. Chinese water deer are one of the smaller species of deer. They can weigh up to thirty-one (31) pounds and they have a shoulder height of up to twenty-two (22) inches tall.

4. A group of deer is called a herd, bunch, or mob. A female deer is called a doe. A male deer is called a buck. A baby deer is called a fawn or calf.

5. Chinese water deer do not grow antlers. Instead, they have tusks which are also know as fangs. Their fangs hang out their mouth on each side which is why some people refer to them as vampire deer.

6. Chinese water deer are crepuscular. Crepuscular means they are active during morning and evening hours.

7. Chinese water deer are native to China and Korea. They live near rivers, coastal areas, and swampy marshy areas, that are well vegetated.

8. Chinese water deer can swim for a few miles before getting tired. They are excellent swimmers and they love water.


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Books about Chinese water deer and deer:

1. Chinese Water Deer by Arnold Cooke

2. My First Book about Deer by Molly Davidson

3. Bambi's Children The Story of a Forest Family by Felix Salten

4. Deer For Kids by John Davidson


Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a kind of short deer with really long fangs. She was a Chinese water deer. Her name was Hoppy. Hoppy loved to run and swim. When she ran, she looked more like she was hopping. That is how she got her name. She would hop/run down to the water and swim for hours. When she was finished swimming; she would hop and frolic through the tall grasses in search of food to eat. Sometimes she would find beets to eat. Her favorite food to eat was fresh shoots of grass. When she got tired and full, she would find some tall thick vegetation to take a nap in. Once she felt safe, she would lay down on her side with her head up and fall asleep. While she was sleeping a loud noise startled her. She jumped up and started gazing around. She remained really still and quiet as a mouse. Off in the distance through the tall grasses she spotted a tiny Siberian chipmunk. Hoppy stood there and watched as the little chipmunk played. She wondered how something so small could be so loud. She watched as the Siberian chipmunk got further and further away. Hoppy hopped out of her resting area and started on her way. THE END! By Mimi Jones


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  1. I love your short story maybe you should do a book about hoppy

    1. I am glad you enjoyed. Thank you for reading it. I hope you learned something new today!


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