Axis / Chital

(Axis axis)

Native to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the axis deer is the most common deer found in Indian forests. They shed and regrow their antlers annually with antlers over 76cm taking roughly five months to fully develop. Fawns may be born at any time of year as there is no fixed season for their rut.
Gestation period:

225 – 30 days

Threats to species:

Loss of habitat due to urban development and logging, hunting and diseases from non-native species.



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