Hog deer facts for kids
The hog deer or 'Indian hog deer' (Hyelaphus porcinus) is small deer. It is widespread in Asia. It lives in Pakistan, Kashmir, northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, southwestern Yunnan Province in China, all the way to western Thailand.
The deer gets its name from the way it runs through the forests with its head hung low so that it can duck under obstacles instead of leaping over them like most other deer. It runs with its tail erect, showing the white underside.
|Image||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|Hyelaphus porcinus||Indian hog deer||Pakistan, northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, southwestern Yunnan Province in China, all the way to western Thailand.|
|Hyelaphus annamiticus||Indochinese hog deer||Cambodia, Laos, People's Republic of China and Vietnam|
|Hyelaphus calamianensis||Calamian hog deer||Calamian Islands of Palawan province of the Philippines|
|Hyelaphus kuhlii||Bawean deer||island of Bawean (Gresik Regency) in Indonesia|
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