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Lesser Malayan Mousedeer

Zoo Location: Forest
Lesser Malayan Mousedeer
Habitat

Tropical and mangrove forests.

Wild Diet

Shoots, leaves , branches and fallen fruits.

Behaviour

They are usually solitary and active during the day and night.

Breeding

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.

Threats

These mouse deer are hunted for the pet and skin trade, as well as for their meat. Also, their habitat is threatened by deforestation.

Conservation

Mouse deer are officially protected by law and also occur in some protected areas.

Lesser Malayan Mousedeer Lesser Malayan Mousedeer

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Tragulus javanicus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Tragulidae
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