The Global Wildlife Center.
A collection of my photographs from a recent visit to the Global Wildlife Center.
In support of the wonderful work by the GWC all photos in this gallery
are available as a FREE download. Enjoy!
Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus), also known as the milu (Chinese: 麋鹿; pinyin: mílù) or elaphure, is a species of deer that are mostly found in captivity. This semiaquatic animal prefers marshland, and is native to the subtropics of China. It grazes mainly on grass and aquatic plants.
Almost driven to extinction, this deer now only survives in captivity. Pere David’s deer is named after Father (‘Pere’ in French) David, who observed the last remaining Chinese herd and inspired a drive to bring them back from the brink of extinction.