Larger Malay Mouse Deer

Tragulus napu

The Larger Malay Mouse Deer is found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Malayan Penninsula, and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, where they feed on fallen fruit and berries, aquatic plants, leaves, buds, shrubs and grasses.

Like other mouse deer, the Larger Malay Mouse Deer female spends most of her adult life pregnant, as she can get pregnant again within a couple of hours after birth. As for the males, they have been video taped to be standing on one foot only, for no known reason.

Mouse deer have changed little in 30 million years.

The picture of this Mouse Deer was taken at the Zoo of Washington, DC, in August 2002.

Genus Tragulus
Family Tragulidae
Order Artiodactyla
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth