The baby Muntjac
deer is in safe hands at the wildlife sanctuary in Nuneaton
deer have been described as a threat to British wildlife despite their cute appearance.
In the last six years, approximately 50 different animals, including gaur, sloth bear, sambar, chital, muntjac
, wild pig, langur, and eight leopards, have come under the wheels of speeding vehicles passing through the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve and the adjoining reserve forests of Uttara Kannada and Belagavi districts.
The presence and gradual spread of another introduced species, the tiny Asian muntjac
deer, also showed up.
The small roebuck are native, but in England they are probably outnumbered by the even smaller muntjac
, first introduced from India in the mid-19th century Like many tropical deer, the muntjac
aren't on a fixed schedule, nor is there a closed season, but because of their small size and secretive nature, they're hard to hunt when the cover is up.
A DEAD muntjac
deer was one of the items cleaned up by CardiRivers Group (CRG).
The layout is based on the calendar: January's summer--seals, through April--badgers, birds of prey and plant life; into July with butterflies, sharks and water voles; October finds swans, muntjac
and red deer.
Brian, a muntjac
deer, was found with an injured leg and Coco, a Welsh cob foal, was seen wandering alone in a field near the sanctuary.
These species include saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, wild water buffalo Bubulus arnee, banteng Bos javanicus, Eld's deer Cervus eldii, hog deer Axis porcinus and large-antlered muntjac
We'd come face-to-face with village wildlife on our first night when a muntjac
deer had peered at us through the glass of the villa patio doors, getting me wondering about the hidden world of the forest we're usually too busy to notice.
As the team studied the thighbones of animals from all over the world - ranging from the Svalbard reindeer in the Arctic to muntjac
deer species from South Asia - Lags showed up in every one.
The Asian muntjac
is fast becoming the most populous free-range deer in the United Kingdom.