Indian Hog Deer (Hyelaphus porcinus)
Great place to see it: Kaziranga National Park
That eye-white is delightful, but why the sheepish look, you wonder? How about because if you’re already a deer in hog clothing, which is what a hog deer is, and just because you’re young, you slip into spotted deer costume to masquerade as something that’s sure to confuse the wits out of even the above-average human, a little bit of sheepishness is certainly in order to offset all the mischief!
Called so because of their hog-like stance while on the run, hog deer tend to duck under obstacles rather than jump over them, showing a clean white under their short tail.
For thus showing that there’s more than one way to deal with life’s challenges, the hog deer is our Animal of the Week!
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