Spotted Deer(Axis axis)
Chital can swim well and take readily to water..
Interesting relationship has been observed in between of Spotted deer and Langoor. Both help to each other by means of communication and feed.
Spotted deer’s antlers are three pronged.
|Description:||This is India’s most common and visible deer having redder body coat with irregular white spots.|
|Size:||Male: 1.7 m Female: 1.2 m|
|Height:||Male: 90 cm Female: 70 cm|
|Weight:||Male: 30 to 75 kg Female: 25 to 45 kg|
|Diet:||Grass, fruits, shoots, seeds.|
|Sexual maturity:||Male: 14 months Female: 9 to 10 months|
|Estrous phase:||12 to 15 days|
|Gestation Period:||240 days|
|Young per birth:||1 to 2 fawn|
|Life span:||In wild: 7 to 8 years In captivity: 22 years|
|Habitat:||Mixed deciduous forest, especially around fringes.|
|Distribution:||India, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal.|
|Current Population Status:||Stable|
|IUCN Red List Status:||Least Concern|