Muntjac – Карельский зоопарк


Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Weight: 15-30 kg

Height: 40-60 cm

Body length: 89-135 cm

Color: The back can be yellowish-ochre, grayish-ochre, brown, or blackish-brown. The belly is whitish. Females are lighter than males. Young individuals have a spotted coloration.

Age of sexual maturity: 1 year

Gestation period: 180 days

Lifespan: up to 10 years

Habitat: Found in Southeast Asia from the Indian Peninsula and Sri Lanka in the west, to southern China and Taiwan in the north, and to the Malay Peninsula, Java, Sumatra, and Borneo in the south.

Diet: Bamboo, fruits, berries, grass, seeds of various plants, tree and shrub leaves.

Did you know?

  • Barking muntjacs can signal other animals about large predators such as tigers.
  • Muntjacs are among the smallest deer in the world.
  • Muntjacs have teeth resembling tusks.
  • Several muntjac species are facing population declines.