Spotted Deer


The spotted deer (Axis axis), or chital, is the most common deer species in Indian forests. It has a lifespan of about 20 to 30 years.

Spotted deer most commonly occur in herds of 10 to 50 individuals, with one or two males and a number of females and young. They primarily eat grasses and vegetation but will also ingest their shed antlers as a source of nutrients.



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