IUCN Red List: Near Threatened
Chilean Pudu is found in South America. It occurs in southwestern Argentina and southern Chile. The numbers decrease. The main threats include habitat degradation and loss due to deforestation and invasive herbivore species (deer and wild boar), and attacks by domestic dogs.
■ Included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1965, listed as Near Threatened since 2016.
■ Within EAZA, an Pudu EEP (Endangered Species Programme) was established in 2001, it is coordinated by Zoo Wuppertal.
■ Listed in Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulates
■ Family Cervidae – deer
■ Species Pudu puda – Chilean Pudu, or Southern Pudu