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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Muntjac known for?

The muntjac is a genus of small deer that is native to Asia.
It is known for several distinctive features, such as:
  • Its short antlers, which can have one or two points and can regrow after being shed.
  • Its long canine teeth, or tusks, which protrude from the upper jaw and are used for fighting and marking territory.
  • Its facial glands, which secrete a musky substance to communicate and attract mates.
  • Its loud barking call, which sounds like a dog and is used to warn other muntjacs or deter predators.
  • Its ability to breed all year round, unlike most other deer that have a seasonal rut.
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What does the Muntjac look like?

A muntjac is a small deer that has light red-brown fur, black facial markings, and longer hind legs that give it a hunched appearance.

Males have short antlers and tusklike canine teeth that they use for fighting.

Muntjacs are native to Asia and some have been introduced to Europe.

They live in areas of thick vegetation and are solitary and nocturnal.

Here are some facts that you may find interesting:
  • Muntjacs are also known as barking deer because of the sound they make, or rib-faced deer because of the bony ridges along their face.
  • Muntjacs are among the oldest deer species, dating back to the Miocene epoch.
    They have a low chromosome number, ranging from 6 to 46 depending on the species.
  • Muntjacs feed on leaves, fruits, flowers, and grasses.
    They can also cause damage to crops and gardens.
    They are preyed upon by leopards, tigers, wolves, and other predators.
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