Rare Albino Miniature Deer Snapped In The Wild

This is the rare snap of an albino pudu, considered the world’s smallest deer, taken by an amazed onlooker.

The rare albino pudu (Pudu puda), a South American animal considered the world’s smallest deer, was taken by Boris Huencho in the town of Cucao, in the southern Chilean region of Chile .

The pudu ranges in size from 32 to 44 centimetres (13 to 17 inches) tall, and up to 85 centimetres (33 inches) long.

The southern pudu, which inhabits southern Chile and south-western Argentina, is classified as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

In the photo, the all-white pudu can be seen stood in an area of woodland looking at the camera.

Huencho, who took the snap, said he was thankful for the “beautiful show” of the rare animal, describing it as a “gift from nature”.

Netizens loved the picture, with one user commenting: “Thanks a lot for sharing this picture. Pudus are in danger of extinction and it is the first time I have seen an albino one. Thanks.”

Pudus face danger from illegal hunting and deforestation in its natural habitat.

The pudu is a herbivore which do not interact socially, other than to mate.

Its behaviour in the wild is largely unknown because of its secretive nature.

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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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  1. Gabriel

    It’s a joy to see such a beauty in it’s natural habitat

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