Südlicher Pudu Pudu pudu (Molina, 1782)


English: Southern Pudu; French: Pudu du Sud; Argentina: Venadito de los páramos; Chile: Venadito.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: The lower Andes of Argentina and Chile.
Behaviour: See Nördlicher Pudu
Population status: Rare. Total numbers: Chile 400; Argentina, no records.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 7-8 kg
Head and body length: 60 cm
Tail length: 2-3 cm
Shoulder height: 30-35 cm
Gestation period: 210 days
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: CIC: 24.9 points, 1985 Chile, P. WAGNER; average: 18 points.
Hunting methods: With dogs. The Southern Pudu is protected by law in Chile and Argentina.
Remarks: Threats to the survival of the Southern Pudu include habitat destruction and hunting with dogs.