Muntjac Stock Video Footage


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The present-day species are native to South Asia and can be found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Indonesian islands, Taiwan and Southern China. They are also found in the lower Himalayas (Terai regions of Nepal and Bhutan) and in some areas of Japan (the Bōsō Peninsula and Ōshima Island). They have been introduced to Britain and Ireland. A large invasive species population of barking deer exists in the United Kingdom. Reeves's muntjac has been introduced to the United Kingdom, with wild deer descended from escapees from the Woburn Abbey estate around 1925. Muntjac have expanded very rapidly, and are now present in most English counties and have also expanded their range into Wales, although they are less common in the north-west. The British Deer Society coordinated a survey of wild deer in the UK between 2005 and 2007, and they reported that muntjac deer had noticeably expanded their range since the previous census in 2000. It is anticipated that muntjac may soon become the most numerous species of deer in England and may have also crossed the border into Scotland with a couple of specimens even appearing in Northern Ireland in 2009 they have been spotted in the Republic of Ireland in 2010, almost certainly having reached there with some human assistance. Inhabiting tropical regions, the deer have no seasonal rut, and mating can take place at any time of year this behaviour is retained by populations introduced to temperate countries. Males have short antlers, w...




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