animals, animals, animals

Paying homage to the wonderful, unusual and diverse world of animals. I make no claim to content ownership. Sources are credited (with links) whenever possible — on both unique posts & re-blogs. Any post will be removed upon request (please provide URL link to the post/page). Enjoy! Email: animalworldtumblrblog@gmail.com Twitter: @animalworldtoo


Links   Ask me anything   Submit
SIBERIAN MUSK DEERMoschus moschiferusPosted by: fishytania.blogspot.com
MUSK DEER, maybe they should be called Tusk Deer? These little beauties resemble small deer with a stocky build, and hind legs longer  than their front legs. They are approximately 80 to 100 centimetres (31  to 39 in) in length, 50 to 70 centimetres (20 to 28 in) tall at the  shoulder, and weigh between 7 and 17 kilograms (15 and 37 lb). The feet  of musk deer are adapted for climbing in rough terrain. Like the Chinese water deer, a cervid, they have no antlers, but the males do have enlarged upper canines, forming sabre-like tusks.
The musk gland is found only in adult males. It lies in a sac located between the genitals and the umbilicus, and its secretions are most likely used to attract mates. Musk deers have been hunted for their scent glands which can fetch up  to $45,000/kg on the black market. It is rumored that ancient royalty  wore the scent of the musk deer and that it is an aphrodisiac.
Musk deer are herbivores, living in hilly, forested environments,  generally far from human habitation. Like true deer, they eat mainly  leaves, flowers, and grasses, with some mosses and lichens. They are  solitary animals, and maintain well-defined territories, which they scent mark with their caudal glands. Musk deer are generally shy, and either nocturnal, or crepuscular.
Males leave their territories during the rutting season, and compete  for mates, using their tusks as weapons. Female musk deer give birth to a  single fawn after about 150–180 days. The newborn young are very small,  and essentially motionless for the first month of their life, a feature  that helps them remain hidden from predators.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musk_deer
Other Posts:
North Sulawesi Babirusa also has wacky horns
Dik-Dik
Reeves Muntjac Deer

SIBERIAN MUSK DEER
Moschus moschiferus
Posted by: fishytania.blogspot.com

MUSK DEER, maybe they should be called Tusk Deer? These little beauties resemble small deer with a stocky build, and hind legs longer than their front legs. They are approximately 80 to 100 centimetres (31 to 39 in) in length, 50 to 70 centimetres (20 to 28 in) tall at the shoulder, and weigh between 7 and 17 kilograms (15 and 37 lb). The feet of musk deer are adapted for climbing in rough terrain. Like the Chinese water deer, a cervid, they have no antlers, but the males do have enlarged upper canines, forming sabre-like tusks.

The musk gland is found only in adult males. It lies in a sac located between the genitals and the umbilicus, and its secretions are most likely used to attract mates. Musk deers have been hunted for their scent glands which can fetch up to $45,000/kg on the black market. It is rumored that ancient royalty wore the scent of the musk deer and that it is an aphrodisiac.

Musk deer are herbivores, living in hilly, forested environments, generally far from human habitation. Like true deer, they eat mainly leaves, flowers, and grasses, with some mosses and lichens. They are solitary animals, and maintain well-defined territories, which they scent mark with their caudal glands. Musk deer are generally shy, and either nocturnal, or crepuscular.

Males leave their territories during the rutting season, and compete for mates, using their tusks as weapons. Female musk deer give birth to a single fawn after about 150–180 days. The newborn young are very small, and essentially motionless for the first month of their life, a feature that helps them remain hidden from predators.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musk_deer

Other Posts:

North Sulawesi Babirusa also has wacky horns

Dik-Dik

Reeves Muntjac Deer

Notes

  1. ashblunts reblogged this from animalworld
  2. sideblogisasideblogisasideblog reblogged this from animalworld
  3. starlight-and-dreams reblogged this from animalworld
  4. minniehalpainy reblogged this from animalworld
  5. yougottamakebiscuits reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    These fucking things have deer bodies, kangaroo heads and motherfucking fangs. How the fuck did these things happen?...
  6. sakocchi reblogged this from amberblade
  7. diezimtzicke reblogged this from animalworld
  8. myasphyxiatedmind reblogged this from animalworld
  9. anakikhearts reblogged this from cmdisney and added:
    Bambi would have been such a different movie…
  10. cmdisney reblogged this from quickwitter and added:
    AWESOME!!
  11. quickwitter reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    I had NO IDEA deer grew fangs, but musk deer have fangs instead of antlers…weird for an animal that’s an herbivore.
  12. rightawaygreatcallie reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    Deer. Haha look at it’s teeth.
  13. madisonfern reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    Guys, this deer has fucking fangs…
  14. emcats reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    oh my god I saw this motherfucker today...those planet earth dvd things. nightmares.
  15. urvogel reblogged this from animalworld
  16. seaslugs reblogged this from animalworld
  17. thats-some-bad-hat-harry reblogged this from animalworld
  18. ladychimera reblogged this from animalworld
  19. solarpillar reblogged this from animalworld and added:
    lunarflares, see this? I didn’t make this...deers with teeth
  20. panglong reblogged this from animalworld
  21. apodemus reblogged this from animalworld
  22. allforgotenunderrated reblogged this from animalworld
  23. vogelkop reblogged this from animalworld