species of deer

I never thought about it, but it’s really hadr to make kaiju mammals without either A. Making them look like giant versions of themselves, or B. make them seem almost more alien than natural life forms. Even with using prehistoric ones only, I’m having troubles making ones that don’t seem like just giant versions of themselves, especially with making a kaiju Uintathere that doesn’t seem like a giant version that eats other creatures.

@tyrantisterror, I know that mammals aren’t you’re usual forte, but do you have any tips?

According to Chinese legend, when the tyrant King Zhou of Shang ruled the land more than 4,000 years ago, a horse, a donkey, an ox and a deer went into a cave deep in the forest to meditate and on the day the King executed his virtuous minister Bigan, the animals awoke from their meditation and turned into humans. They entered society, learned of the King’s heinous acts and wanted to take recourse against the King, who was powerful. So they transformed themselves into one creature that combined the speed of the horse, the strength of the ox, the donkey’s keen sense of direction and the nimble agility of the deer. This new animal then galloped to the Kunlun Mountains to seek the advice of the Primeval Lord of Heaven. The Lord was astonished at the sight of a creature that had antlers of a deer, hooves of an ox, face of deer and tail of a donkey. “It’s unlike any of four creatures!” he exclaimed. Upon learning of the animal’s quest, Lord gave his blessing and dispatched the creature to his disciple the sage Jiang Ziya, who was battling the King. Jiang Ziya rode the creature to victory over the King and helped found the Zhou Dynasty. After fulfilling its vow, the milu settled in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The animal became a symbol of good fortune and was sought by later emperors who believed eating the meat of the milu would lead to everlasting life. By the Han Dynasty, about 2,000 years ago, the milu was already extinct in the wild, but kept in imperial hunting grounds.

Père David’s deer, also known as the Milu, is a semi-aquatic species of deer that is native to China.  It is extinct in the wild, and can only be found in captivity.

In the late 19th century, the world’s only herd belonged to Tongzhi, the Emperor of China. The herd was maintained in the Nanyuang Royal Hunting Garden in Nan Haizi, near Peking. In 1895, one of the walls of the hunting garden was destroyed by a heavy flood of the Yongding River, and most of the animals escaped and were killed and eaten by starving peasants. Fewer than thirty Père David’s Deer remained in the garden. Then in 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion, the garden was occupied by troops and the remaining deer were shot and eaten, leaving the animal extinct in its native China.

A few of the deer had previously been illegally transported to Europe for exhibition and breeding. After the extirpation of the Chinese population in 1900, Herbrand Russell, 11th Duke of Bedford, was instrumental in saving the species. He acquired the few remaining animals from European zoos and nurtured a herd at Woburn Abbey. Threatened again by both World Wars, the species survived largely due to the efforts of Bedford and his son Hastings, later 12th Duke of Bedford. The current world population, now found in zoos around the world, stems from the Woburn Abbey herd.

When the species was assessed for the IUCN Red List (1996), it was classified as “critically endangered” in the wild, under criterion “D”: “[wild] population estimated to number less than 50 mature individuals”. Since October 2008, they have been listed as extinct in the wild, as all populations are under captive management. In spite of the small population size, the animals do not appear to suffer genetic problems from the genetic bottleneck. The captive population in China has increased in recent years, and the possibility remains that free-ranging populations can be reintroduced in the near future.

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Skull studies of a tanuki and a sambar deer. Sambar and muntjac deer are some of my favourite animals for their uniqueness. Both have large fanglike teeth that at first glance make them look carnivorous. In actuality these fangs are very loosely rooted and can shift around in the deer’s mouth. Their purpose is to help dig up the aquatic plants the deer eat. That said, some species of deer, though typically herbivores, will turn carnivore under the right conditions. Red deer, the European relative of the North American elk or wapiti, have been recorded on islands where food is scarce ambushing birds in their nests at night, killing the birds and eating the birds and nest contents. They were not merely scavenging, but actively hunting.

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The Schomburgk’s Deer went extinct in 1938, however people do claim to still see them in the wild. It is thought that this deer was hunted to extinction; and only one taxidermy specimen exists (pictured above). Schomburgk’s Deer tended to live around the Chao Phraya River valley in Thailand. The herds were small, consisting of one male, a few females and the babies. 

The reason that people think this deer species may still exist is an interesting case. The antlers of one appeared in a Laotian medicine shop in 1991. It was said the antlers came from an animal that was killed in 1990 making it a thought that it deer could have moved north to Laos and survived until around that time - or could still be living there now in a small population.

Commissions **IMPORTANT**

So my mom yelled at me for not having a stable job. (I do have one but the hours are shit) So I’m going to open commissions since I need to buy my learners ($15) and pay for my AP Test ($90). If you cannot contribute and buy something, don’t worry, it’s no biggy but I’d appreciate reblogs ^u^ So here are my prices (I will haggle slightly).

Sketch: $5

Lineart: $8

Flat Color: $10

Full Shaded: $14

+$1 for Each Extra Character

+$5 for NSFW or Gore

+$3 for Full Shaded Background


Breedables or Customs: $5

For these please fill this out when sending a request:

Gender:

Species: (Earth, Pegasus, Unicorn, Deer, Bat, etc.)

Must Haves: (Optional)

Palette: (Optional)

Accessories: (Optional)

Talent: (Optional but recommended)

Extras: (Optional)

(I can say whole heartedly that all art belongs to me, some older than others but still. I’ll update this when my art-style changes.)

We all know we need some more monsters in our life, so why not combine our beloved character+palette art meme’s with some! Fun for the whole family!

Small note! with species/specify you just add a little bit more info. Like what kind of elemental? Or what species centaur? Deer, horse or giraffe? If no specifications are given, the artist may use their own creativity!

Here’s a species I made; Faedeers. They are an open species and you can design one. I’ll probably make adoptables for these that you can buy using treasure or gems from FR. Below are the design rules for making one, and if you do make one, plz tag me; I’d love to see them, and tag them “Faedeers Species,” I’ll be tracking that tag.

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This tiny pudu deer was born on May 12, 2015 at the Wildlife Conservation Society Queens Zoo in New York. Belonging to the world’s smallest deer species, this southern pudu deer (Pudu puda) will grow to be just 12 to 18 inches (30 to 46 cm) tall at the shoulder.
image by Julie Larsen Maher © WCS                                      

Being wolf

What’s it like being a wolf therian? Part wolf inside, but human on the outside? Well, I’ll try to illustrate that to you. This is my personal experience, but perhaps someone else will recognize it too.


To be a wolf person, is to look at every agouti husky with envy.

To be a wolf person, is to feel the thrill of the hunt and wanting one’s friends to join in too.

To be a wolf person, is to take every comparison to wild predators as a compliment of the highest form.

It is a life guided by one’s nose: food, partner, family, danger is all picked up by this sense, if you know how to use it. Perfumes and scented candles feel like the equivalent of noise. 

It is to consider many species potential prey: deer of different sizes, moose calves, rabbit, hare, fat birds, sheep, goat. If I lived in some other part of the world, then I guess I would look at gazelle, antelope and raccoons at the same way.  Even berries are a delicious, and much safer to hunt.

The be wolf therian is to feel fluffy fur in winter, and the sleek summer coat, without any of it actually being there.

At night, the wolf person dreams of a loving pack and of running effortlessly on all fours.

Every howl is a song from the heart.

To be a wolf person is to forget how short a human face is, and how dull and weak its teeth are.

To be wolf is to feel longing for the warmth of love and mating in the cold winter.

Wolves are adaptable. We are many and we are different. I howl: Here am I! 

Will I hear a howl back?

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The word scut refers to the uniquely short, perky tails of deer (and rabbits and bears). But not all deer tails are the same! With over 30 different species of deer all across the world, scuts are designed to fulfill many different purposes and thus boast many different appearances. From short and fluffy, to long and spindly, deer tails are all varied and intriguing!

The shortest deer tails belong to the Chinese water deer, moose, elk, and roe deer, whose tails rarely exceed more than 2 inches in length and may appear entirely nonexistent at first glance.

The longest deer tails belong to the fallow deer, white-tailed deer, and the Père David’s deer, whose tails frequently exceed 12 inches in length. In fact, Père David’s deer tails can be over 20 inches long!