Indian Muntjac

Where can I see the Indian Muntjac

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A Indian Muntjac is a type of deer that is found in south Asia. They are a small deer, and are considered to be the smallest species of deer in the world. Indian Muntjacs have short, thick horns, and a reddish brown coat. They are typically shy animals, but can be very curious, and have been known to approach humans if they feel safe enough.

Indian Muntjacs are mainly herbivores, and their diet consists of leaves, shoots, grasses, fruits, and bark. They are also known to eat insects on occasion. Indian Muntjacs live in forested areas, where they spend most of their time hiding in the underbrush. However, they will sometimes come out into open areas to feed.

Indian Muntjacs are monogamous animals, and both males and females take care of their young. The gestation period for a Indian Muntjac is around six months, and the average litter size is two or three young. Indian Muntjac calves are born relatively well developed, and can walk and run shortly after birth. They are also able to swim fairly well.

Indian Muntjacs are currently listed as Least Concern by the IUCN. Their population is stable, and they don't face any major threats at this time. However, they could be impacted by habitat loss or degradation in the future.

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Geeky Facts about the Indian Muntjac

Fact 1

Also called "barking deer" due to the deep bark-like sounds they are known to make when on alert.

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Muntjac deer can run at 30-35 mph (48-56 kph).

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Indian muntjacs are largely solitary animals.

Tours where I can see the Indian Muntjac

Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

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4 - Demanding

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£2,140 / person

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