The Indian muntjac or red muntjac is the most far-flung species of barking deer. They are active during night, yet in protested areas where they are not oppressed, these deer may become active by day.
Botanical name: Muntiacus muntjak.
Other’s name: Barking deer
The red muntjac is relegated as omnivores. Its diet includes prickly bushes, low growing leaves, barks, herbs, fruits, sprouts, seeds, bird eggs and small warmed- blooded animals.
The red muntjac lifespan is about 15 to 20 years.
Size and weight:
The red muntjac size is about 45cm to 70 cm. Its weight is about 10 to 20 kg. Giant muntjac can weigh up to 60 kg.
The red muntjac predators includes:
- Snow leopard
- Clouded leopard
The red muntjac appears naturally in India, Srilanka, China and Taiwan.
The red muntjac prefers temperate deciduous forests, scrublands and woodlands. They like woodlands that are closer to water sources.
When red muntjac sense the existence of a predator, they emit sound that sound like a dog barking. They may woof for more than an hour to make predator leave the area.