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Red Brocket Deer

(Mazama americana)

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Identification:

Small reddish or reddish brown deer with dark brown head and neck, and brownish belly; white undertail; males with small, straight antlers; 1to 1.4m (3.4to 4.6ft) long; 70cm (28in) high at shoulders. (Cabro de Monte, Venado Colorado).

Habitat:

Tow and middle elevation wet forests, forest edge areas, and plantations, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; active day or night.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Red Brocket Deer (Mazama americana), Costa Rica