Reeve's muntjac

Reeve's Muntjac

Muntiacus reevesi

CLASS Mammalia | ORDER Artiodactyla | FAMILY Cervidae

RANGE Southern China and Taiwan

HABITAT Deciduous forests

DIET Leaves, fruit, bark, fungi, and herbs

24 - 35 lbs

31 - 39 in

17 - 22 in (at shoulder)

Approx. 7 months

1 (rarely 2)

IUCN Status
Least Concern
Reeve's muntjac

Reeve's muntjacs are known as "barking deer" due to the deep bark-like sounds they make when on alert. They are primarily crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk). Muntjacs are one of the oldest known deer species.

Reeve's muntjac

They have a long tongue that is used to strip leaves from bushes. They scent-mark their territories with secretions from their preorbital glands.

The upper canine teeth of the males are elongated tusks that serve as excellent defense weapons, capable of causing serious injury to predators.

Reeve's muntjac

Muntjac babies have spotted coats. They reach sexual maturity at six months.