Red Muntjac

Red Muntjac

Red Muntjac

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

Diet:

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.

Life span:

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.

Predators:

The red muntjac predators includes:

  • Snow leopard
  • Clouded leopard
  • Tigers
  • Lions
  • Wolves
  • Crocodiles
Location:

The red muntjac appears naturally in India, Srilanka, China and Taiwan.

Habitat:

The red muntjac prefers temperate deciduous forests, scrublands and woodlands. They like woodlands that are closer to water sources.

Behavior:

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.

 

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