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

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