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The Bawean deer (Hyelaphus kuhlii) is a species of deer that is endemic to the Indonesian island of Bawean. It is a small species of deer and is known for its unique antlers, which are typically composed of two spikes.
The Bawean deer has a reddish-brown coat and is approximately the size of a medium-sized dog. It is a nocturnal species and is known to live in forests and grasslands.
Bawean deer are herbivores and feed on a variety of vegetation, including leaves, grasses, and bark. They are considered to be a solitary species and are not commonly seen in herds.
Due to habitat loss and hunting, the Bawean deer is considered to be a vulnerable species. Conservation efforts are underway to protect their populations and preserve their habitats. This includes efforts to educate local communities about the importance of conserving the species and implementing measures to prevent illegal hunting.