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Reeves's Muntjac

Muntiacus reevesi

NATURAL HABITAT
The Reeves’s muntjac is found in forests, areas of dense vegetation and hilly country from sea level to medium elevations.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Grasses, leaves, tender shoots and fallen fruit
IN THE ZOO – Specially formulated grains for herbivores and hay

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Referred to as the barking deer
  • Bark to scare off predators, warn other animals of danger and communicate
  • Use scent glands located in the front of their eyes to mark territories
  • Crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and at dusk
  • Use long tongue to strip leaves from bushes