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Barking Deer/Muntjac, Night Safari

Barking Deer/Muntjac, Night Safari
Zooish, 31 Jan 2007
    • Paradoxurus
      Blimey, what species of Muntjack is that?! Its got the longest pedicles I've ever seen.
    • Zooish
      Its the Indian Muntjac (M. muntjak). Possibly the Bornean subspecies (M. m pleicharicus)
    • Paradoxurus
      I've seen Indian Muntjac, but not like that one. Is the Bornean race characterized by the extended pedicles? Judging by the picture (though never having seen an image of one before), I would have hazarded a guess at the Large-antlered Muntjac (M.vuquangensis).
    • Zooish
      It is very unlikely to be vuquangensis since it was only recently discovered and I believe none exist in captivity; this male is not particularly big either. To the best of my knowledge, this male came from a Malaysian zoo and was supposedly of the Bornean race, though this was never genetically verified. It could well be an individual occurance too.
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