Sambar deer

With its towering stature and impressive antlers, is a true king of the Asian forests

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Also known as the “Asian Elk,” this deer is the largest species of deer found in Asia, with males weighing up to 600 kg (1,323 pounds) and standing over 1.5 m (5 ft) tall. They have a dark brown coat with a shaggy mane on their neck and a white underbelly. One of their most distinctive physical features is their large, branching antlers, which can grow up to a meter in length.

One of the most unique behaviors of Sambar deer is their ability to adapt to different environments. They can feed on various vegetation, including grasses, leaves, and fruits, making them highly adaptable to changing habitats. They are also known for their vocalizations. They produce various sounds, including barks, grunts, and bellows. These sounds are used to communicate between individuals and establish dominance during mating season.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Australia
2014
Introduced
Bangladesh
2014
Bhutan
2014
Brunei
2014
Cambodia
2014
China
2014
India
2014
Indonesia
2014
Sumatera
Laos
2014
Malaysia
2014
Myanmar
2014
Nepal
2014
New Zealand
2014
Introduced
South Africa
2014
Introduced: Western Cape
Sri Lanka
2014
Taiwan
2014
Thailand
2014
United States
2014
Introduced: Texas, Florida, California
Vietnam
2014

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No