Deer have lived on Curacao for almost 4,000 years. During colonial times people used to unt for deer a lot, thus reducing their population to almost extinction. Luckily, since 1927 legislation has been in place to protect these gracious animals. Best place to spot them are Christoffel Park & Bandabaou. These solitary loving animals are unique, due to their duller collor, white tail and they are general much smaller than deer in Middle America. Some organisations are asking the government to declare the deer a national symbol, just as Aruba did with the Shoco (Aruban borrowing owl).