Reeve’s Muntjac Deer – Pinto's Farm
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Reeve’s Muntjac Deer

(Muntiacus reevesi)

The Pinto's Farm family has grown and we are very excited to introduce you to the newest members of the family. Meet our Reeve's Muntjac Deer. They are small and cute but certainly not quiet.  When you come visit you might confuse them for a dog.

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    A deer that sounds like a dog?

    Yes, it’s strange but true! Muntjacs, when scared, sounds like a dog; hence their common name “barking deer”.

    Although they are adorable to look at, these animals know how to fend for themselves! They are incredibly alert. They also have long canines about an inch long that  curve upwards from the lips that can cause  serious injury.

    They are mostly solitary and very territorial living anywhere from 15 to 20 years.

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    So how can you spot them at the farm?

    Well, to start these deer are much smaller than Florida deer.

    They have short, thick dense coats and the males have short antlers that can regrow if lost through fighting.

    Below you can find all kinds of interesting facts about the newest members of our family.

    We have enjoyed having them around and just know you will too! Come check them out! After all, how often do you get to see a deer bark?

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    Where do they live?

    South Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand.

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    Habitat:

    Associated with forests, occur widely even in heavily degraded forests and places adjacent to forests such as plantations (coffee, rubber, sugarcane, cassava, coconut and teak).

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    What do they eat?

    Their diet consists of mostly fruits, buds, slender leaves, flowers, herbs and young grass.

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    Do they have natural predators?

    Yes: Tigers, leopards, birds of prey and humans.