Outside Animals

Reeves muntjac Muntiacus reevesi

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

Diet at 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