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Small deer

Observed: 24th May 2013 By: jeltjejeltje’s reputation in Mammalsjeltje’s reputation in Mammalsjeltje’s reputation in Mammals
Black-faced deer
Deer browsing
This one seems more yellow-brown

Small greyish brown deer.Dark brown relatively short limbs,sturdy body with rounded back.Face dark brown with pointy snout.No antlers or tusks (downward pointing canines) seen.Was eating grass and nibbled on garden shrubs near the river.No barking sound made.Muntjac deer are native to South Asia.Wild deer in the UK are descended from Woburn estate escapees (1925)

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Species name

We only have one species of muntjac in the UK Jeltje, so you can add the full species name (Muntiacus reevesi).

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
Twitter @Gill_Sinclair

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Thank you for naming the

Thank you for naming the species Gill Sinclair !