Reeve's Muntjac Reeve's Muntjac

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Muntiacus reevesi

The muntjac is one of the most primitive deer native to Southeast Asia. It is also called a barking deer because of its short, hard cry, resembling a dog's bark. The Reeve’s muntjac received its name from John Reeves who sent the first Chinese muntjac to England. The species adapted well and today it is seen in London’s parks and gardens.

The muntjac’s coat is chestnut with darker limbs and a black stripe along the nape. Adult males have small pointed antlers, about five inches long, set on top of an elongated, bony structure (the pedicel), about as long as the antler. A male also has small tusks that protrude beyond the lower lip.



ANIMAL INFORMATION
HABITATFORESTS AND BUSH IN HILLY COUNTRY IN INDIA & EASTERN CHINA
WEIGHT35-75 LB.
DIETHERBS, GRASS, SOFT WOOD, TENDER BRUSH, GRAIN, HAY, FRUITS, VEGETABLES


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