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Chital

Axis axis

Description:

The chital's coat is pinkish fawn, marked with white spots, and its underparts are also white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 75 cm (2.5 ft). Compared to the hog deer, its close relative, the chital has a more cursorial build. It also has a more advanced morphology with antler pedicles being proportionally short and its auditory bullae being smaller. It also has large nasals. It stands about 90 cm (3 ft) tall at the shoulder and masses about 85 kg (187 lb), although males tend to be larger than females. Its lifespan is around 8–14 years.

Notes:

Very Nice Group at Kankaria Zoo,

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Indian Spotted Deer, Chital Deer, चीतल हिरन
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20 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

thanks chebeague7

chebeague7
chebeague7 8 years ago

Nice

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks Mayra Springmann again,

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Lovely!!!!!!!!!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

@ Anjali,, can see the difference in the eyes between captive and wild animal,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks FrancisQuintana, KarenL

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Adorable!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks Leuba,

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

adorable !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Agree with you Emma,

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

simply lovable!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks MihaiER,

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Ashish not very much sure, as there are so many and playing over there, but It seems to be same,

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Yes Mihai... Chital Female's eyes are very beautiful..!!
@Sachin..Is same Deer seen in First and Last pictures..?

MihaiER
MihaiER 8 years ago

Those eyes are irresistible...
Nice photo!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

That's really owner ,

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Welcome Sachin...
This is India's one of important Bio-diversity's Flagship Mammal.
Many Foreign Biologists come to India to study them.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Thanks Ashish, , ,

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

They are very sensitive and have to handle them very carefully. Mishandling can cause their death. This cub is very cute one.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

This is Chital Deer..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chital

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012

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