Barasingha / Western swamp deer

(Rucervus duvaucelii duvaucelii)

Barasingha are now extinct in Pakistan and Bangladesh but can be found in Northern and Central India in large herds of up to 250 animals. These deer have a stunning, vibrant orange coat in the summertime, but as the mating season approaches the male coat turns a darker shade of brown. Stags can have spectacular sets of antlers with up to 14 points, also known as tines.

Gestation period:

240 – 255 days

Threats to species:

Loss of habitat, particularly due to logging and hunting.



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