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Muntiacus reevesi

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Muntiacus reevesi
Class: Mammal
Weight: 22 to 40 pounds
Conservation status: Least concern
Life span: 10 to 13 years
Number of offspring: One at a time


I Live In Asia

The muntjac is native to various regions of Asia including India, Myanmar, and China. This species was also introduced to areas of England and France in the 20th century and can still be found there today, despite not being native to those areas.

I Am An Omnivore

This species feasts largely on bamboo, seeds, bark, and fruits. They also have been known to eat eggs and carrion when the opportunity presents itself.

Muntjacs are Solitary

The muntjac is a solitary species, but can also be found living in family groups.

Oh my, What Big Teeth You Have

Male muntjacs can be identified by the very large set of downward pointing canine teeth they have.

Helping Muntjacs in the Wild

By visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you are supporting local, regional, and global conservation.

I Am Important To My Ecosystem

The muntjac, also called the “barking deer,” is known to make a barking sound when threatened. These alarmed barks are used as warning signs for other small mammals that signal when a predator is near.


Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.