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The Spotted Deer/Chital

 

The spotted deer (in hindi Chital) is the most commonly found deer member in India. It is found almost every where in India except for the cold northern regions. They are most commonly seen with 30 - 50 females with a few stags.

Description: A light brown coloured coat with specks of white all over except for the neck, head, and all four feet. Male deers have antlers which can sometimes grow up to 80 cms. They grow to a height of 90 cms and weigh up to 85 kgs.

Diet: Their diet consists of all kinds of vegetation but grass is their all time favourtie. They sometimes eat their shed antlers for rich nutrients.

Habitat: Deciduous forests found all over India.