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mouse deer which comprise the Tragulidae, one of the six families of ruminants in the order Artiodactyla. They are very small (6 to 10 inches high), hornless and have protruding canine teeth which serve as tusks. Includes Tragulus, Hyemoschus spp.
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Take for example the little mouse deer Kantjil, an Indonesian fable character that, although astute, is much more benign than Anansi.
Simply narrated so that young people who are just graduating from picturebooks can easily follow the text, The Adventures of Mouse Deer is witty and steeped with the power of myth, as well as high-spirited determination.
There they shop at a floating market, make their own kites, pursue Mouse Deer through the rain forest, and wonderfully enjoy themselves.
More than five thousand green sea turtles from islands in the Sulu Sea were released in near-shore waters, and captive breeding programs were established to save the endangered Philippine bear cat and the Philippine mouse deer.
Veteran Read-Along storyteller Abacan read Virgilio Almario's "Si Pilandok ang Bantay Kalikasan," a story about a quick-witted mouse deer who protects a forest.