The animals found in Pu Hu Nature Reserve (File photo)

Thanh Hoa (VNA) — Rare animals belonging to the deer family were discovered recently in the forests of central Vietnam.

The giant muntjacs, scientifically named Muntiacus vuquangensis, were classified as rare and endangered animal in the red book.

The scientists found a pair of the mamals in the Pu Hu Nature Reserve in Thanh Hoa province.

The animal was first discovered in 1994 in the Vu Quang Forest of the central province of Ha Tinh.

The newly detected individuals were found during the implementation of a project to investigate and monitor rare animals and plants in the Pu Hu Nature Reserve.

The project was conducted by the Reserve's management board and the Research Centre of Natural Resources and Environment last year.-VNA