The Southern Pudú is the smallest deer in the world and is native to southern Chile and south-western Argentina. They are only 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long. They have a reddish brown coat and are slightly lighter colored on their underside.
Spotted at Woodland Park Zoo. In their native habitat, the slopes of the Andes mountains, they are also known as the "Chilean mountain goat".
The southern pudu is currently classified as near threatened. The Wildlife Conservation Society protects their natural habitat and works to recreate it for pudús in captivity. Despite efforts made by the World Wildlife Fund, the size of the pudú population remains unknown. Threats to the pudús remain despite various conservation efforts.