SE Asia excluding Java
Tropical Rainforest (Asiatic prefer rocky habitats
Wild: Grass, leaves of low-bushes, fruit.
Zoo: Herbivore diet, alfalfa, endive, carrot, apple
The head and body length combined is 20-24 inches. The weight of the animal runs from 9 to 13 pounds. Its coat is uniform red. They have a cumbersome build, with short thin legs and have limited agility. Males are smaller than females.These small secretive creatures are most active at night. Like other ruminants, they have a four-chambered stomach. Their gut is modified for the fermentation of food. They lead a solitary lifestyle and have no horns or antlers. They are easy prey and an important source of food for many predators, including large snakes, crocodiles, eagles and forest-inhabiting cats. These animals are often referred to as a mouse deer. The survival of this species depends on the conservation of their habitat and restriction of hunting.
Where in the Zoo?
I can be found in the Second Floor Exhibits at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.