Reeves’s Muntjac Muntiacus reevesi

If you hear a bark in the forest, don’t assume there’s a pooch nearby! Reeves’s muntjacs sometimes react to predators by producing a dog-like sound. This has earned them the nickname “barking deer.”

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ORIGIN:
China

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HABITAT:
Rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
25-60 lbs
Length: 2-4 ft

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DIET:
Seeds, bamboo, bark and fruit

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PREDATORS:
Tigers, leopards, crocodiles and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Antlers

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REPRODUCTION:
7-month gestation; independent at 6 months

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
10-12 yrs in wild

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