Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gangwon Animals: Gorani, Hydropotes inermis

I'm at a Science camp in Gangwon Province, South Korea and teaching biological research to middle school students. We have a number of game cameras - we strap them to trees and leave them for a week or so and see what tripped the motion detector. Most of the time, we get a branch or stalk of grass swaying in the wind, triggering literally a thousand pictures to wade through to find the one with an actual animal. This time, we were luckier.

I forgot to set the date, which should be January 10, 2017.

These are Chinese water deer or in Korean, 'gorani'. Although deer-like, I am told they are more closely related to goats, though all these animals have cloven hoofs so are pretty closely related anyway.

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