Habitat Semi-open and dry bush forests in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Age 9-13 years
Weight Does: Up to 75 kg Stags: Up to 90 kg
Up to 100 cm
Number of Offspring
Did you know that…
- When deer shed the velvet from their antlers, they actually eat some of it because it contains valuable nutrients.
- The dental structure of axis deer is perfectly designed for grazing.
- Axis deer are skilled swimmers.
- Axis deer are highly vocal and use distinct sharp alarm calls to communicate.
- Both males and females have alarm calls and barking sounds.
- In the wild, they are often seen grazing near trees where langur monkeys reside.
- They do this because langurs sometimes drop fruits that the axis deer can eat.
- It’s also a good strategy because the monkeys warn them if there are predators nearby.
Meet the herd of axis deer at Skovridersletten.