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muntjac:

see deerdeer,
ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, found in most parts of the world except Australia. Antlers, solid bony outgrowths of the skull, develop in the males of most species and are shed and renewed annually.
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Adam McConkey, RSPCA Animal Collection Officer (ACO), was astonished when he answered a call for help to find the upended Muntjac male deer wedged tight between the garage wall and the wall of the house.
Study on the reproductive biology, particularly basic information associated with spermatogenesis in neotropical cervids, remains scarce [3], and it has not been reported in the Javan muntjac. The only reproductive study conducted so far on this subspecies evaluated sperm quality and spermatogenic activity during the velvet and hard antler periods using testicular biopsy techniques [4].
The Indian muntjac was the staple of the diet (45.7 % occ.), followed by the Indian wild boar (28.6 % occ.Fig.
Muntjac deer have been described as a threat to British wildlife despite their cute appearance.
Just for fun, we started with a life-size steel muntjac target at 300 yards, playing with the battle sights.
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.
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 Muntiacus vuquangensis.
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.
Rural drivers run the gauntlet of gormless loose sheep, permanently untreated winter roads, diseased badgers, self-liberated muntjac deer and being forced to take evasive action by stray cagoolists.
To assess the current population and conservation status of barking deer (Muntiacus muntjac) in Pir Lasorha National Park (PLNP) and surrounding areas of District Kotli, a study was carried out from April to December, 2009.
"There is an expanding population of the invasive non-native muntjac deer that has the potential to make significant negative impacts on our native ground flora and in some areas displace the native roe."