Forest areas in Southeast China and Taiwan. Has been introduced to several European countries.
Up to 11 years
Number of offspring
Status in the wild
Did you know that…
- Muntjacs are omnivores, meaning they can eat both plants and animals.
- However, they primarily consume plants but can also eat fallen fruits, mushrooms, bird eggs, and carrion.
- Muntjacs are also known as barking deer because they emit a barking sound when they feel threatened.
- Male muntjacs have prominently visible canine teeth measuring 2-5 cm.
- A newborn muntjac is not much larger than a guinea pig.
- Muntjacs reach sexual maturity when they are just 7 months old.
- Unlike other deer species, muntjacs do not have a fixed breeding cycle and can mate year-round.
- Both male and female muntjacs mark their territories with scents from special glands on their faces.
- The Chinese muntjac was introduced to various zoos in Europe in the 20th century, from where it has spread to the wild.
- The deer is an invasive species, and breeding is no longer allowed. That’s why we only have females in Knuthenborg.
Meet the muntjacs in Lemurskoven.