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The Pere David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is a species of deer native to China. It is also known as the milu deer. It is a large deer, with a distinctive hump of muscle on its shoulders and long, spiral antlers. The Pere David's deer has a light brown coat with white spots on its legs and underbelly.

The Pere David's deer is a herbivore, feeding on grasses, leaves, and aquatic plants. It is found in wetland habitats, including marshes and swamps, and is well adapted to live in these environments with its webbed hooves.

The Pere David's deer is a social animal and lives in herds. It is primarily active at dawn and dusk and is known for its agility and speed.

The Pere David's deer was once abundant in China, but its population declined severely due to habitat loss and hunting. By the late 19th century, the species was considered to be extinct in the wild. However, a small herd was discovered in a reserve in China, and conservation efforts have been successful in re-establishing the species in the wild. The Pere David's deer is now considered to be a vulnerable species and is protected by law. Conservation efforts continue to focus on preserving its habitat and managing populations to ensure the species' survival.