Meet the Axis Deer
The Axis Deer, or Chital, is a moderate-sized deer. They have been found in India, and through Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. They have also been introduced to the countries of Australia, the United States, and Croatia.
About the Axis Deer
Axis Deer are active throughout the day, and spend most of their time during the summer resting under shade. They forage in the late afternoon, and continue until midnight. They fall asleep a few hours before sunrise. Axis Deer typically move in a single file line, with a distance of 2 or 3x their width between them, when they're on a journey in search of food or water sources.
|Height||Male 35" (at the shoulder); Female 28" (at the shoulder)|
|Weight||Male 150-200 pounds; Female 88-132 pounds|
|Diet||Grasses, herbs, shrubs, foliage|
|Gestation Period||7.5 months|
|Life Span||9-13 years|
|Threats||Natural predators, competition with domestic livestock|
Axis Deer are vocal animals
They have been known to give our bellows or alarm barks, though their calls are not as strong as those of Elk or Red Deer.
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