By - amonaloli12
My brain can’t comprehend that this animal exists
Oh my god his tiny legs are basically match-sticks
You would probably need to split a toothpick longways in half to splint it’s leg.
Yep I had to look it up. It's bigger than it seems in this video. Turns out it's not actually a type of deer, in fact giraffes and cows are more closely related to deer.
(_Tragulina_ has its own branch within the ruminant family, those others I mentioned are all in _pecora_)
The maximum height is about 45 cm and the weight is 2 kg. It is found in Indochina, Burma (isthmus of Kra), Brunei, Cambodia, China (S Yunnan), Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatra, and many small islands), Laos, Malaysia (peninsular Malaya, Sarawak, and many small islands), Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
They do not have horns, but the males have a pair of fangs on the upper jaw. The uniqueness of these mammals is that since the moment they appeared on Earth about 50 million years ago, they have not changed much. Therefore, looking at them, one can roughly imagine what the ancestors of modern ungulates looked like.
45 cm is 17.72 inches
Football fields please
0.0049222222 football fields.
Wonder how many we could farn on a football field? I guess gotta figure out the width and space they need.
End game....tiny steaks and burgers
Depends on how much freedom we want to give them, do we want to sell them as biological steak and burgers?
Fuck it going for dollars here....keep'em fat for volume at slaughter....IANAF.
u/useles-converter-bot 45 cm
Who knew the combination of a deer, mouse, and snake could be so cute!
Do people keep them as pets?
No, but they eat them. They're quite tasty
Those skinny thin legs look like they could easily snap.
Yes! Somebody pick it up!
lil guy looks like an anxiety attack in 4 legs
These creatures need their own subreddit
Yeah, but who was the lil dude making a guest appearance??
Look like a mouse or squirrel. Their head look similer isn't it?.
Dude got mistaken for a partner and immediately fled realizing his identity mistake.😅
These are at my local zoo and you can feed them. They are so gentle when hand feeding and petting
Where is your local zoo?! I must meet these precious friends 😭
That thing is all fast twitch muscle
I want one as a pet
First thing i thought ugh.
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So is it a mouse or a deer?
It's so trembly and fragile looking. Which made me wonder about it's predators and defense mechanisms.
"Male mouse deer protect themselves, and their mates, against rivals by chasing or slashing them with their sharp canines. When threatened, lesser Malay mouse deer rapidly beat their hooves on the ground at speeds of up to 7 times per second, creating a 'drum roll' (Grzimck, 1994). Predators of the mouse deer include large birds and large reptiles (Nowak and Paradiso, 1983)."
That stamping doesn't sound very scary but my sister used to have rabbits that would stamp over and over whenever they decided they needed cilantro immediately. It was vaguely terrifying lmao
But why is it so nervous? I'm getting anxiety just look at that shivering mess.
How do you know it's nervous? It might shiver like that for a different reason.
Look at it.. It looks like it washed down 6 cups of coffee with 6 cups of crack.
Ha ha ha I see what you mean. I was just thinking maybe that's their way. You know, perhaps they like to shiver a bit. Keeps them frosty.
I guess being a tasty snack for literally everything that walk by will do that. Lol.
I reckon it could take that squirrel
Nah, bruh. Squirrels have that proper methhead energy. It would snap this twiggy-legged fool in half and eat it's nuts for breakfast.
Hmm, I have a strange urge to ask you if you've ever done DMT.
Just think how tiny their babies would be!
Do those leg movements break the sound barrier?
Comes with a treeshrew!
Woah how have I never heard of this
They are amazingly so delicate looking and beautiful. I do like the fact that they are very unchanged. Our planet is full of amazing creatures.
I want one
Is it a mouse deer or deer mouse?
Reminds me of the dik dik
The largest frog is bigger than the smallest deer.
Were can we buy mice deer?
Cats introduced into the area will make short work of that species
crazy we all came from some rodent like thing million of years ago
Oh my god!
Holy shit this thing is perfect for a little action figures to ride on!
What if deer are just really giant mouse deer?
Nervous crackhead chihuahua energy. Would probably become an apex predator if someone left out deer nuts mixed with meth. 10/10 would soothe anxious twitches in a little knitted woolen sweater.
Those twitches are too fast for the cameras fps
Fuck this little ass hole
Is this one of those deepfakes?
Wow! Also, aww!
I’ve read this but if I see this animal my brain still won’t process it
Who's his friend?
It's a Treeshrew, someone else had already pointed out here, but here's something from Wikipedia:
"Treeshrews have a higher brain to body mass ratio than any other mammal, including humans"
The Latin name is somehow easier to say than the regular name.
There's a polish parody of Duck Tales intro about this animal.
But do the males have antlers?
It looks like a rodent
Wait you are saying this is not photoshopped :O