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Javan rusa

Rusa timorensis


Large ears, the light tufts of hair above the eyebrows, and antlers that appear large relative to the body size. Males are bigger than females; head-to-body length varies from 142 to 185 cm, with a 20 cm tail. Males weigh 152–160 kg, female about 74 kg. The pelage is grayish-brown and often appears coarse.


Spotted at Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, the Javan rusa natively occurs on the islands of Java, Bali, and Timor in Indonesia. It has been introduced in remote islands, probably brought there by Indonesian fishermen.


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Cervidae Subfamily: Cervinae Genus: Rusa Species: R. timorensis

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Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 10, 2018
Submitted on May 26, 2018

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