Coordinator: Janno Weerman
Institution: Diergaarde Blijdorp
On species level the population is expected to be in significant decline and is close to qualifying for Vulnerable – this includes the subspecies. As there currently is no coordinated programme within the region, the EAZA population of Elaphodus cephalophus michianus could be developed to function as an insurance population.
The ex-situ population can support taxonomy research in situ by providing sample material from the ex-situ population and funding. If taxonomic research is needed EAZA can facilitate this by bringing researchers on board.
This subspecies is a good example to teach visitors about evolutionary distinctiveness of the tufted deer.
In November 2022 the Michie’s tufted deer EEP had 34 animals in 13 institutions.