Sambar Deer





Species: Cervus unicolour
Common Name: Sambar Deer (also known as horse deer)
Natural habitat: Widely distributed through India, South-East Asia and many Pacific Islands and have been introduced to Australia and New Zealand
Natural foods: Grass, sprigs, fruit and bamboo buds.
Life expectancy: Gestation is about 8 months
Other comments: Sambar deer can stand 1,55 m at the shoulder; stags have big but little branched antlers. After a 9 months gestation, the female gives birth to a sole fawn.They are diurnal animals who live in herds of 5-6 members.