A Delightful Deer

The Swamp Deer or Barasingha is a deer species which is native to India and Nepal.  Barasingha  is Hindi for 12 horned, a name earned by a mature deer who has branched horns. We came across this peaceful creature grazing quietly at the high-altitude Nainital Zoo. What a magnificent sight to witness!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. ceceliafutch says:

    The deer is so different from the kind we see here in the US. Beautiful.


    1. Kamakshi says:

      He comes from the reindeer family , a close descendant really, its actually closer to the Sambar deer family if i know the facts right


  2. A shame to see him in a fence. So majestic.


    1. Kamakshi says:

      Yes i agree, but he seems well fed…although i would like to see him in the wild at least once in my lifetime!


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