South, southeast and central China, northeast Burma.
Mountainous forest up to 15,000 ft., usually near water.
Wild: Grasses and other vegetation.
Zoo: D&H chow, alfalfa, occasionally carrots and apples.
Similar to muntjac, but slightly larger with a head and bodylength of 43-62", tail length 3-6", shoulder height 19.5-27.5" and weights of 37-110 lbs. They have small unbranched antlers approximately 1 inch long which are often completely hidden by tufts of hair growing from the forehead. The coarse, shaggy coat is a deep chocolate brown with a gray neck and head, the forehead tuft being blackish brown. The underparts, tips of ears and the underside of the tail are white. They have upper canines which in the males become 1" tusks. The young are similar to the adults but have a row of spots along each side of the back. Usually solitary but occasionally travel in pairs. They use a "bark" to communicate with each other, especially during courtship and when alarmed
Where in the Zoo?
I can be found in the Tufted Deer Yard at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.