Different darkish brown and maned deer species within the subgenus “Rusa”, of which this species is a member, are often known as sambar. Indian sambar deer attain 102-160 cm in shoulder top and 272 kg in weight. The again and backside of the deer, which is darkish brown, is chestnut coloured. Its horns consist of easy forehead horns and bifurcated horns, distinctive to the
Rusa genus. In some people, the size of the horn exceeds 101 cm. Sambar lives in woodland and largely feeds on coarse vegetation, grasses and grass. They reside in teams of 5 to 6 members and are energetic throughout the day. Hardly ever out of the water, this deer is native to the tropics, however adapts to harsh circumstances and lives within the combined forests of the excessive altitudes of the Himalayan Mountains. It’s also present in related mountain temperate forests of China, Thailand, and Taiwan. In Taiwan it’s farmed for its antlers together with sika deer.
Their massive, strong antlers are sometimes russed, the forehead tooth are easy, and the chords bifurcated on the tip, so solely three forks. Horns are sometimes 110 cm (43 in) lengthy in absolutely grown people. As with most deer, solely males have antlers. The shaggy coat can vary from tawny to darkish grey and is mostly uniform in coloration, though some subspecies have chestnut markings on the rump and underside. Sambar additionally has a small however dense mane, which tends to be extra distinguished in males. The tail is comparatively lengthy for deer and is often black on prime and whitish underside. Grownup males and pregnant or lactating females have an uncommon hairless, blood-red spot about midway down their throats. This typically produces a white liquid and is outwardly glandular in nature.