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Chile to create a biological corridor to protect huemul, endangered deer species. The deer will become extinct if immediate action isn’t taken.

Chile will start a program to protect the Huemul, an endangered southern deer. The country will create a biological corridor called Huemul National Corridor.

According to Reuters, the corridor will consist of 16 connected areas protected by the state, as well as other private conservation initiatives.
"This public-private initiative seeks to reduce threats to the species, strengthen Huemul populations in key conservation areas of the Patagonian Park Route," the ministry said in a statement, adding that it will also build the world's first Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reproduction Center for Huemuls.”

Huemul is one of two deer species native to Argentina and Chile. However, their habitats are getting destroyed, so Huemul was reduced to less than 1% of its original population.

Grown Huemuls can reach up to 5.1 feet in length, grow up to 35 inches, and weigh around 150 lbs. They eat plants and live for around 14 years. Nowadays, they are only found in southern regions of Chile, and there’s a fear the species won’t survive if immediate action isn’t taken.

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