Reeve's Muntjac

Muntiacus reevesi
The Reeve’s Muntjac are found in southeastern
China and Taiwan. The males have tusk-like upper
canines and are one of the few deer to have canine
teeth. The tongue, which is very long, can reach
over the face to the eyes and is used in grooming.
Muntjacs live alone or in pairs and are shy animals.
They live in dense jungles usually near a stream.
They graze on forest ground cover, small bushes,
and tree leaves within reach. When alarmed they
make a loud barking noise like a dog. The young are
spotted at birth; however, the spots are lost after the
fi rst or second year.

DIET

The Muntjac feeds on herbs, blossoms, succulent
shoots, grasses and nuts

FAST FACTS

Size: 20 inches length
Weight: 40 lbs
Lifespan: 16 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED