Thorold's Deer Cervus (prev. Przewalskium) albirostris

Thorold's deer
White-lipped deer
Thorold's deer
Thorold's Deer, also called White-lipped due to the white on the muzzle, is native to high altitude plateau in Tibet and China. It is a large deer, with males reaching over 4 feet high at the shoulders.
Thorold's deer
Thorold's deer
Previously classed in its own genus, it was returned to its earlier genus of Cervus after studies in 2011 concluded that it was closely related to the Red Deer. Previously it roamed in large flocks but now only in small flocks with declining population and classed as vulnerable, mainly due to hunting for meat and body parts for Chinese medicine but also to competition from human agriculture.