Visayan Spotted Deer

Meet Maricel,

Our rescued Visayan Spotted Deer from Candoni , Southern Negros Occidental. She was sold as a pet by poachers and lived a solitary life for a few years before being surrendered to us. Unfortunately, she is having a difficult time coexisting with the herd as she is too imprinted to humans.

Visayan Spotted Deer

Scientific Name: Rusa Alfredi

Habitat: Primarily a browser, these animals also graze in cogon areas provided that there is dense forest cover nearby. They also visit areas that were burnt over by forest fires due to the presence of buds from the recovering vegetation. This species is found only in Panay and Negros but due to habitat destruction and poaching they are extremely rare and in grave danger of extinction.