Muntjak Deer

Muntiacus reevesi (Rafinesque, 1815)

A small, stocky deer with a barking call. They have a gingery brown coat with a creamy white underside, a darkly striped face and single pointed antlers.

Muntjak Deer

Identification

A small, stocky deer with a barking call. They have a gingery brown coat with a creamy white underside, a darkly striped face and single pointed antlers.

FAMILY

Cervidae

LATIN NAME

Muntiacus reevesi

A non-native, invasive species, Muntak deer were introduced to the UK at the start of the 20th Century from their native China. They are now common across Wales and England, where they are most abundant in the South East.

Farmland, Grassland, Woodland

Trees and shrubs, herbs, shoots, nuts, berries and fungi. Their browsing can cause damage to UK woodland, preventing regeneration where there are high numbers of the species.

They can be seen all year round.

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
Jan
Feb
Mar
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May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
LENGTH (CM)

77 - 91

Shoulder Height (CM)

45 - 52

WEIGHT (KG)

10 - 17

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

10 - 13

iucn Status
lc

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