Hog Deer | WWF

Hog Deer

Adult male hog deer from the last known population in Indochina caught by camera trap in Kratie province, northern Cambodia.
© WWF-GMP / DNCP / FA Cambodia

Key Facts

  • Common Name

    Hog Deer

  • Scientific Name

    Axis porcinus

  • Status

    In Cambodia: Endangered; IUCN: Endangered; CITES: Appendix I

    IUCN Red List Entry

  • Body Length

    65 - 75 cm

  • Weight

    Up to 50kg

  • Did you know?

    Only rediscovered in Cambodia in 2006

Hog deer are relatively small deer with dark brown to yellow brown fur and white-tipped tails. They typically occur in riverine flooded grasslands, especially in areas with tall grasses where they like to forage on fresh shoots and resprouts. Hog deer had been thought extinct in Cambodia, but a small population has recently been rediscovered in Kratie province close to the established dolphin-viewpoints at Kampi-pool