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The Reeves' Muntjac, also known as the Chinese Muntjac or the Barking Deer, is a species of deer native to China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. It is a small deer, with a body length of up to 90 centimeters and a weight of up to 20 kilograms. The Reeves' Muntjac has a brown coat, short antlers, and a distinctive vocalization, which is a loud barking sound that gives it its common name.
Reeves' Muntjac are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and scrublands. They are herbivores, feeding primarily on grasses, leaves, and bark. The species is considered adaptable and is able to thrive in a variety of environments, which has allowed it to become established in other countries, including England, where it was introduced as a game animal.
Despite its adaptability and wide geographic range, the Reeves' Muntjac is considered a species of least concern by the IUCN. However, in some areas, populations have been impacted by hunting, habitat loss, and competition with non-native species. Conservation efforts, such as the creation of protected areas and hunting restrictions, have been implemented in some areas to protect the Reeves' Muntjac and its habitats.