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Fast Facts:

  • Muntjac deer are sometimes known as the "barking deer" because they will emit a barking sound to warn others of predators and to identify individuals.

Reeve's Muntjac Deer

Scientific Name Muntiacus reevesi
Classification Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Cervidae
Status Reeve's muntjac deer are currently not endangered.
Range Southern China, Taiwan
Habitat Dense forests
Diet In the wild, muntjac deer eat grasses, leaves and shoots.
Size They are 20 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 20-30 pounds.
Life Span Up to 10 years
Location
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Special Features

As muntjacs mature, the upper canine teeth are elongated into 'tusks' that curve outward from the lips.

Male muntjac deer have antlers that are shed periodically.


Social Structure & Behavior

In the wild, muntjacs are usually found alone or in groups of fewer than 4 individuals.

Gestation for pregnant females is 210 days (7 months).

Young muntjacs remain hidden in dense jungle growth until they are able to move about with their dams.

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