What does a hog deer look like?

What does a hog deer look like?

Hog deer have a stout build with relatively short legs and raised hindquarters. Males are heavier than females, and have much thicker necks. Females are reddish-brown in summer, becoming duller in winter. Mature males are dark brown.

How big is a hog deer?

83 lbsIndian hog deer / Mass (Adult)

Why is hog deer endangered?

The hog deer (Axis porcinus) is threatened by habitat alteration, fragmentation, and poaching, which have led to a drastic decline of its wild population.

How can you tell a deer from a hog?

Many hog deer show a dark dorsal stripe extending from the head down the back of the neck, and along the spine. In summer, there is usually a uniform row of light-coloured spots along either side of the dorsal stripe from the shoulders to the rump. The tail is fairly short and brown, but tipped with white.

What do hog deer eat?

Hog deer feed nocturnally. They both graze and browse, but seem to prefer grazing. Typical foods include grasses, leaves, and occasionally fruit. Foods commonly eaten include: Saccharum spontaneum (wild cane), Saccharum munja, Tamarix dioica, Populus euphratica and Zizyphus jujuba.

How big is a muntjac deer?

77-91 cm
Size: 77-91 cm; tail length 13-18 cm; shoulder height 45-52 cm. Lifespan: Up to 16 years for males in captivity and female >20 years. Wild males 10 years and 13 years for a female. Origin & Distribution: Reeves’ muntjac are native to SE China, including Taiwan and Hainan.

Why does a muntjac bark?

This is the call of the muntjac deer sometimes known as the barking deer. The bark is either a call to identify their location, a challenge to intruders or as a warning signal. Either way, these solitary and secretive mammals make a lot of noise when they want to.

Are hog deer endangered?

Endangered (Population decreasing)Indian hog deer / Conservation status

Where do hog deer live?

In former times, Hog deer were abundant and widely distributed throughout their range. Currently, this endangered species has lost a considerable part of its original range and population. The remaining isolated populations now inhabit south and south-eastern Asia.

Why are they called hog deer?

The animal is so called due to its habit of holding its head low in hog-like manner, when running through vegetation. Hog deer have typical appearance for species of the genus Axis. However, they differ from other Axis deer by low and sturdy build as well as short face and steep profile.

The diet of this animal is generally composed of grasses, supplemented with other plants such as leaves. Hog deer have a polygynous mating system, where each male mates with a number of females. However, some males of this species exhibit monogamous behavior, mating and defending only one female.

Are hog deer nocturnal?

In areas with excessive hunting, Hog deer have to lead nocturnal life. These mammals are generally sedentary. They tend to live in the same area and do not migrate. Males of this species display highly territorial behavior, marking their home ranges with a special substance, produced by their scent glands.