Thursday, October 4, 2007

TMA - 015 - Sambar Deer, Thenmala

Stock Image No: TMA 015
Sambar Deer at Deer Rehabilitation Centre, Thenmala Eco Tourism
हिरन पुनरदिवास केद्र, तेन्मला, कोल्लम, केरल
Sambar, is the common name for several large dark brown and maned Asian deer, particularly for the Indian species, which attains a height of 102 to 160 cm (40 to 63 in) at the shoulder and may weigh as much as 1200pounds(546 kg). The coat is dark brown with chestnut marks on the rump and underparts. The large, rugged antlers are typically rusine, the brow tines being simple and the beams forked at the tip. In some specimens the antlers exceed 101 cm (40 in).

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