India, Nov. 13 -- Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology

'Extinct' ungulate found in south Vietnam

The silver-backed chevrotain has been photographed in the forests of south Vietnam thirty years after the last confirmed sighting of the species, a media report has said.

The silver-backed chevrotain, despite being called the mouse deer, is neither a rodent no a cervid. It is in fact the world's smallest ungulate or hoofed animal. The size of a rabbit, its head is russet in colour while the back is covered in grey hair, giving it its name.

A group of scientists led by Vietnamese biologist An Nguyen set up camera traps in a lowland forest in south Vietnam. They succeeded in capturing photos of the anima...