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G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Spotted Deer(Axis axis)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artidactyla

Suborder: ------

Family: Cervidae

Genus: Axis

Species: axis

Subspecies: ------

Fun Facts:

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.

Fast Facts

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