Animal Weight

How much does a Visayan spotted deer weight?

It is hard to guess what a Visayan spotted deer weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Visayan spotted deer (Rusa alfredi) on average weights 46.48 kg (102.46 lbs).

The Visayan spotted deer is from the family Cervidae (genus: Rusa). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.65 meter (5′ 5″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Visayan spotted deer is 46.48 kg (102.46 lbs)

The Visayan spotted deer (Rusa alfredi), also known as the “Philippine spotted deer” or “Prince Alfred’s deer”, is a nocturnal and endangered species of deer located primarily in the rainforests of the Visayan islands of Panay and Negros though it once roamed other islands such as Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, and Samar. It is one of three endemic deer species in the Philippines, although it was not recognized as a separate species until 1983. An estimated 2,500 mature individuals survived worldwide as of 1996, according to the IUCN, although it is uncertain of how many of them still survive in the wild. The diet of the deer, which consists of a variety of different types of grasses, leaves, and buds within the forest, is the primary indicator of its habitat. Since 1991 the range of the species has severely decreased and is now almost co-extensive with that of the Visayan warty pig.In April 2009 an expedition team of British and Filipino mountaineers and scientists discovered evidence of two separate groups of deer in the North Negros Natural Park. These signs (scat and feeding sites) are believed to be the first scientific evidence of the deer’s activity for over 25 years. It is estimated that an estimated 300 animals survive on the island of Negros. Conservation efforts are currently underway with the intention of preserving the remaining population of the species but are poorly funded and supported.In 2012, the Negros Interior Biodiversity Expedition camera trapped the centre of the North Negros Natural Park and gained the first photos take in the wild of the species.

Animals of the same family as a Visayan spotted deer

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Animals with the same weight as a Visayan spotted deer

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rusa alfredi: