Assessing the Population of Brocket Deer in Latin America

  • Blanco Edith


 Brockets or brocket deer are the species of deer in the genus Mazama. They are medium to small in size, and are found in the Yucatán PeninsulaCentral and South America, and the island of Trinidad. Most species are primarily found in forests. They are superficially similar to the African duikers and the Asian muntjacs, but unrelated. In this paper an assessment is made to study the population of brocket deer in Latin America.