It is hard to guess what a Roosevelt’s muntjac weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Roosevelt’s muntjac (Muntiacus rooseveltorum) on average weights 10.76 kg (23.73 lbs).
The Roosevelt’s muntjac is from the family Cervidae (genus: Muntiacus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 91.8 cm (3′ 1″). Usually, Roosevelt’s muntjacs have 1 babies per litter.
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
A single specimen of the Roosevelt’s muntjac or Roosevelt’s barking deer (Muntiacus rooseveltorum) was presented to the Field Museum in 1929 following the Kelley-Roosevelts expedition organized by Theodore (Jnr) and Kermit Roosevelt. The specimen is slightly smaller than the common muntjac and DNA testing has shown it to be distinct from recently discovered muntjac species. It is a subspecies of Fea’s muntjac, whose home range is mountains further northwest separated by lower land. However, without further evidence, the exact position of Roosevelt’s muntjac cannot be stated. Berlin Zoo supposedly held this species between 1961 and 1972 (following an import from Northern Vietnam) but it could have been an Indian muntjac subspecies annamensis.Roosevelt’s muntjac was believed to have been extinct since 1929. However, there have been several recent claims to have rediscovered the species, from evidence including skulls owned by villagers in the Truong Son (Annamite) mountains of northern Laos and far northwestern Vietnam. More recently, photographs from a camera trap at Xuan Lien Nature Reserve in Vietnam appear to have identified two individuals.
Animals of the same family as a Roosevelt’s muntjac
We found other animals of the Cervidae family:
- Indian hog deer bringing 37.27 kilos (82.17 lbs) to the scale
- Thorold’s deer bringing 161 kilos (354.94 lbs) to the scale
- Pygmy brocket bringing 16.5 kilos (36.38 lbs) to the scale
- Sika deer bringing 53 kilos (116.84 lbs) to the scale
- Marsh deer bringing 111.76 kilos (246.39 lbs) to the scale
- Roe deer bringing 22.45 kilos (49.49 lbs) to the scale
- Moose bringing 471.45 kilos (1039.37 lbs) to the scale
- Mule deer bringing 84.31 kilos (185.87 lbs) to the scale
- Tufted deer bringing 23.04 kilos (50.79 lbs) to the scale
- Pampas deer bringing 34.55 kilos (76.17 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Roosevelt’s muntjac
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Muntiacus rooseveltorum:
- Iberian lynx with a weight of 11.08 kilos (24.43 lbs)
- Pennant’s colobus with a weight of 9.16 kilos (20.19 lbs)
- Northern plains gray langur with a weight of 12.64 kilos (27.87 lbs)
- Doria’s tree-kangaroo with a weight of 8.98 kilos (19.8 lbs)
- Serval with a weight of 11.9 kilos (26.23 lbs)
- Gray snub-nosed monkey with a weight of 12.3 kilos (27.12 lbs)
- Southern muriqui with a weight of 10.57 kilos (23.3 lbs)
- Agile wallaby with a weight of 11.86 kilos (26.15 lbs)
- Whiptail wallaby with a weight of 12.67 kilos (27.93 lbs)
- Fishing cat with a weight of 8.83 kilos (19.47 lbs)
Animals with the same litter size as a Roosevelt’s muntjac
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Roosevelt’s muntjac: