A type of deer, Huemul is a ungulate mammal that can be found in Argentina and Chile. They live in the Patagonian region and their population has been decreasing by about 4% each year. The "huemul" word comes from Mapuche language meaning "a small animal". This name for this animal was given because they are smaller than other deer species.
Huemuls range from 132-157 cm (52-62 inches) tall at the shoulder and weigh between 120-180 kg (265 - 400 lbs). They have long ears with an average length of 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 inches) as well as a slender body covered in brownish fur which gets thicker during winter time.