The Reeves‘ muntjac is a primeval deer species. It has small pair of antlers but also elongated, pointed and sharp corner teeth in the upper jaw. Those canines are used for fighting rivals. Five-year-old males often no longer have canines since they become thin and break easily when rubbing them on trees. Muntjacs are also called barking deer. They owe that name to their short, harsh and loud calls which resemble the barking of a dog. That way they are warning of danger.
Size: head to barrel approx. 90 cm, tail 12-17 cm
Age: 17 years
Sexually mature: within 6-12 month
gestation period: 210 days
food: grasses, herbs, fruits, seeds
habitat: dense undergrowth of rain and monsoon forests
Danger: not endangered