IUCN Red List: Vulnerable
White-lipped Deer is native to China. The wild population is depleted and fragmented. The current population trend is unknown. Main threats include competition with livestock that leads to habitat degradation, and hunting.
■ White-lipped Deer is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
■ Within EAZA, White-lipped Deer captive population data are recorded in European Studbook since 2013. The studbook is kept by Warsaw Zoo.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulates
■ Family Cervidae – deer
■ Species Przewalskium albirostris – White-lipped Deer, or Thorold's Deer
The species was formerly classified in a distinct genus Przewalskium. However, latest morphological, behavioral and genetic data show that it should be placed in genus Cervus (as Cervus albirostris)