Muntjac

Reeves's muntjacs are native to East Asia. They are also known as barking deer due to their distinctive barking sound. Reeves's muntjacs are reddish-brown with striped markings on their face. Their belly is creamy-white, with lighter fur extending to the neck, chin, and the underside of the tail. The males have short antlers and long upper canines (tusks). Females have bony lumps on their foreheads and localized black spots. Both males and females, Reeves's muntjacs also have periorbital glands. These glands produce a creamy liquid which is used for chemical communication. Reeves's muntjacs are generally solitary and crepuscular animals. They are territorial, and both males and females defend small territories. They use these trails for ease of movement. Furthermore, they also like to trample down and clear areas for sleep. In order to communicate with each other, Reeves's muntjacs use vocalizations and chemical signals. Reeves's muntjacs are omnivorous creatures. They feed on herbs, blossoms, succulent shoots, fungi, berries, grasses, and nuts. They may also eat tree bark. Eggs and carrion are eaten opportunistically.