Data

Muntjac Statistics: Body length 90cm, Shoulder height 45-52cm. Weight 12 – 15kg.

Reproduction: Muntjac breed throughout the year. Their gestation period is 210 days and the fawn is weaned after 8 weeks. The doe is usually pregnant again within a few days of giving birth.

Conservation status: Muntjac are of great interest in the study of evolution because each species has different chromosomes. Reeves’ Muntjacs are not considered to be endangered.
Species:

Reeves’ Muntjac or Chinese Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi)
Indian Muntjak or Common Muntjak (Muntiacus muntjak)
Giant Muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis)
Roosevelt’s Muntjac (Muntiacus rooseveltorum)
Bornean Yellow Muntjac (Muntiacus atherodes)
Leaf Muntjac (Muntiacus putaoensis)
Hairy-fronted Muntjac or Black Muntjac (Muntiacus crinifrons)
Fea’s Muntjac (Muntiacus feae)
Truong Son Muntjac (Muntiacus truongsonensis)

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  1. We have a buck (seen only occasionally) and a doe (seen every day) in the garden of our block of flats – in the middle of a market town! One neighbour has completely fenced in his own garden because his shrubs were being demolished. Another neighbour has switched off his night security lighting, as leaping in and out of bed several times a night, when muntjac visitors arrive, has proved just too much to endure any longer! To my joy, the doe has a fawn. I have seen him/her only three times and he/she is growing apace. The doe obviously watches for when I feed the birds. Soon after I return to my flat, she is out there finding and munching the peanuts I scatter for the larger birds.

  2. We have muntjac deer in the woods around our home near Goostrey in Cheshire. Very shy and only a few sightings in 2.5 years of living here. Regrettably the damage to young trees and plants is all too visible!

  3. We have a muntjac (we think a doe) that we see in our garden on an almost daily basis. The children built a bivouac in the garden and she seems to use it to lay up most of the time. She’s become very used to us if we watch her from inside the house but runs if anyone or anything comes into the garden, which is as it should be. We’re getting some pretty good pictures of her feeding within feet of our windows.

  4. We were lucky enough to spot one in the new forest today. I’ve hoped to see one for many years so to finally spot one was a great privilidge!

    I plan to return to the spot again in the hope that we’ll spot him (or possbily her) again – does anyone know if that’s likely? are they territorial?

    1. Yes they can become fairly predictable so unless something dramatic happens like a bad chase by a dog or dogs you are likely to spot it again . Check for its footprints , lots of are a v good sign

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