Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54017

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Axis
Genus species:Axis axis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:100-175 cm
Height:91 cm
Weight:86 kg
Identification:The chital is rufous-fawn with white spots on its back.
Habitat:Woodlands
Diet:Herbivore: grass
Reproduction:There is no fixed breeding season for chitals, but most births occur in the cool season from January to May. The gestation period is 210-225 days long.
Chitals live in herds.
Behavior:During the dry season, herds will often feed underneath trees that langur monkeys are using. The chitals feed on the foliage that is dropped by the monkeys. The two species will respond to each other's alarm calls.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Chitals readily take to water and are said to be good swimmers.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern parts of Central Asia Date:1968-01 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Chital
Spotted deer
Axis axis
Axis (Genus)
Deer
Cervidae
Ruminants
Artiodactyla
Ungulates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54017