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Indian Hog Deer

(Axis porcinus)

Indian Hog deer are found from Pakistan and northern India through Nepal and Bhutan to Burma, as well as in Sri Lanka. In recent years their conservation status has been registered as Endangered.  Hog deer live in small herds or as solitary animals and they are called hog deer as they have a habit of running head down through the undergrowth like a wild boar.

Gestation period:

225 – 230 days

Threats to species:

Loss of habitat due to rice farming, hunting, changes in water systems and flooding increased by climate change.

Axis-Chital

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