Mouse-deer (also Mouse Deer and Chevrotains) are very small deer-like animals native to Southeast Asia
(and related to Chevrotains of India/Sri Lanka and Africa). The Lesser Mouse-deer, also called Malay LM-d and
Javan Chevrotain, is a shy, crespuscular mouse-deer native to tropical rain forests of Java, Indonesia.
Long tusks and tongue
Mouse-deer (and Chevrotains) are primitive deer-like animals which don't have antlers or horns but both
male and female have extended canine teeth like small tusks, longer in the male. They have 4 toes on each
hoofed foot and are solitary or paired. The Lesser Mouse-deer is the world's second smallest hoofed mammal
at up to 30cm (12 inches) tall with a rabbit-sized body and stick-thin, short legs (the Royal Antelope,
at 25cm or 10 inches tall and slightly shorter head/body length is the smallest ungulate).