White-lipped Deer is native to China. The wild population is depleted and fragmented. The current population trend is unknown. Main threats include competition with livestock that leads to habitat degradation, and hunting.
■ White-lipped Deer is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
■ The species is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulates
■ Family Cervidae – deer
■ Species Cervus albirostris – White-lipped Deer, or Thorold’s Deer