Lesser Malayan Mousedeer
Tropical and mangrove forests.
Shoots, leaves , branches and fallen fruits.
They are usually solitary and active during the day and night.
They are ready to start breeding at five to six months. After a gestation of 4 - 5 months, a single fawn is born. The young can stand after about thirty minutes and the mother nurses her baby while standing.
These mouse deer are hunted for the pet and skin trade, as well as for their meat. Also, their habitat is threatened by deforestation.
Mouse deer are officially protected by law and also occur in some protected areas.
- Latin Name: Tragulus javanicus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Artiodactyla
- Family: Tragulidae
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