Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54574

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Genus:Mazama
Genus species:Mazama americana

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:70-130 cm
Height:71 cm
Weight:20 kg
Identification:The red brocket has a red brown coat with a gray neck and white undersides. Males have spiked antlers.
Habitat:Forest thickets near water
Diet:Herbivore: leaves, buds, shoots, fruit, fungi, grasses
Reproduction:There is no fixed breeding season. Most births occur from January to April or July to September, depending on the population's location. The gestation period is 200 days long. One or two young are born and are weaned by six months of age. Brockets can live up to 12 years of age.
Red brockets are solitary, very shy animals.
Behavior:Most activity takes place during the day.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Predators of the red brocket include humans, jaguars, pumas, tayras, feral dogs, eagles, and large snakes.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Northern South America
Central South America
Date:1965-09 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Red brocket
Mazama
Deer
Cervidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54574