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World's smallest deer makes debut at Saitama zoo

Dec 5, 2016

World's smallest deer makes debut at Saitama zoo

Four pudus, the world’s smallest species of deer, made their debut Sunday at Saitama Children's Zoo in a first for Japan. The pudu, a native of southern Chile and parts of Argentina, is about 80 cm in length and weighs only 9 kg. Although the ...

Call to arms: Hunters dwindle as animal numbers explode

Jan 31, 2015

Call to arms: Hunters dwindle as animal numbers explode

by John Spiri

Asians who crossed land bridges into today's Ryukyu Islands more than 30,000 years ago encountered plenty of game. In addition to deer and boar, they hunted elephant and steppe bison until the larger mammals were hunted to extinction in Japan about 17,000 years ago. Meanwhile, ...