Chinese Muntjac is endemic to China and Taiwan. The numbers are decreasing due to the hunting and continuous habitat loss. The forest habitat is being lost in many parts of Chinese Muntjac’s range, in particular because of agriculture, logging and urbanization.
The species has been introduced to England, the established population now exceeds 100 000 Chinese Muntjacs.
■ The species is managed under the EEP (EAZA Ex-situ Programme). Currently it is coordinated by Jihlava Zoo.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Artiodactyla – even-toed ungulates
■ Family Cervidae – deer
■ Species Muntiacus reevesi – Chinese Muntjac