Distribution: Tibetan Plateau The body length of the Thorold's Deer is 210cm, with a 10-13cm tail. Weighing 250kg, they dwell in mountainous grasslands at an altitude of 3.500-5.200 meters. Thorold's Deer is able to climb sand hills and steep cliffs and they are the members of the deer family living at the highest altitude. Being gregarious animals, they feed on Greminaceous grass. The normal lifespan is about 20 years. They are listed as firstgrade nationally protected animals.