The Reeves‘ muntjac is a primitive deer species. It has small antlers, but also elongated, tusk-like, pointed and sharp upper canine teeth. Those canines are used for fighting rivals. Male deer five years and older often no longer have canines since they become thin and break by rubbing them on trees.
Muntjacs are also called barking deer, due to their distinctive bark.
Size: Head-trunk approx. 90 cm, tail 12-17 cm
Age: 17 years
Sexually mature: with 6-12 month
gestation period: 210 days
food: Grasses, herbs, fruits, seeds
habitat: dense undergrowth of rain and monsoon forests
Danger: not threatened