Hog Deer Facts | Bhutan & Nepal Wildlife Guide
Hog deer forage in home ranges that overlap with one another, and the number of individuals in an area may range from 1 to 19 individuals per square kilometer, though these deer do not form herds. When alerted to danger, hog deer disperse and emit a whistling call or a bark of warning. These deer are preyed upon by leopards, tigers, Indian wild dogs, and at times Burmese pythons.
Males can become aggressive when only a few individuals occupy a range and use glandular secretions to mark their boundaries. During the rut—the deer’s breeding season—groups of males gather together in meadows, pawing the ground during hostile encounters. A male will court and guard a single female during the rut, which reaches its peak in September and October.
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