Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53914

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Cervidae
Genus:Cervus
Genus species:Cervus unicolor

Animal Characteristics

Height:61-142 cm
Weight:227-272 kg
Identification:The sambar has a dark brown coat with light yellow/brown patches under its chin, inside its limbs, and under its tail.
Habitat:Woodlands
Diet:Herbivore: aquatic plants
Reproduction:The gestation period is 240 days long.
Females are social and males are solitary except during the breeding season.
Behavior:Males will collect a harem of females during the breeding season.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Sambar populations have been introduced to some areas for hunting purposes.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Asia
Southeastern Asia
Date:1974-01 Subjects:Sambar
even-toed ungulate
Cervus
Deer
Cervidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata