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!
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The deer is so different from the kind we see here in the US. Beautiful.
He comes from the reindeer family , a close descendant really, its actually closer to the Sambar deer family if i know the facts right
A shame to see him in a fence. So majestic.
Yes i agree, but he seems well fed…although i would like to see him in the wild at least once in my lifetime!