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Silver-Backed Chevrotain, With Fangs And Hooves, Photographed In Wild For First Time

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Nearly 30 years after its last documented sighting, a silver-backed chevrotain was spotted by a camera set up in the forest of southern Vietnam.

Scientists say their goal was to rediscover a type of chevrotain that had been “lost to science” for nearly 30 years. Chevrotains are the world’s smallest hoofed mammal, or ungulate.

(Image credit: Southern Institute of Ecology/Global Wildlife Conservation/Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research/NCNP)



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