Pampas Deer in the clean field - Ricardo Ribeiro da Silva
Ricardo Ribeiro da Silva
Pampas Deer in the clean field
Ozotoceros bezoarticus / Pampas Deer
The purpose of the illustration is to present males of the species Pampas Deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) in one of its natural habitats: the clean field, a phytophysiognomy of the Cerrado biome, present in central and southern Brazil, formed by species of grasses such as the Tristachya leiostachya. They are diurnal animals, living in small groups and only males of the species have horns.
The Pampas Deer and the clean field suffer from the loss of habitat, due to monoculture and livestock. The natural area of Pampas Deer has been dramatically reduced from 95 to 99% in the last century.
The illustration was based on populations of Pampas Deer occurring in the Emas National Park in Mineiros, Goias state, Brazil.
Nature illustration naturalista
As the author of illustration I have given permission for it to be loaded on Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0.