These deer may look exactly like vampires, but they won't try to suck your blood
A resemblance to Dracula is there but don't worry -- they are harmless. The term 'Vampire deer' or 'Fanged deer' actually doesn't apply to one set species.
Instead, it's a slang term used to describe four different types: Water deer, Musk deer, Muntjac deer and Tufted deer. All are known for their visibly protruding fangs.
One zoologist says that the ancestor for all deer species once had tusks.
As the deer species began to evolve, some grew larger antlers and got rid of their tusks while others kept their 'fangs'.
The Musk deer refers to seven different species native to Southern Asia. Only males have elongated canines
Water deer are native to China and Korea and are listed as 'vulnerable'. Male tusks can range from two inches to three inches long while the females are usually less than an inch.
Muntjac deer are the oldest known deer. It is nicknamed the barking deer due to its distinctive bark
So while 'Vampire deer' may look scary, some are actually very, very cute.
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