- DISTRIBUTION : Indian sub continent Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
- HABITAT : They inhabit grassland and forests with abundant floor vegetation.
- BEHAVIOUR AND FOOD HABIT : Chital are active throughout the day. Activity peaks as dusk approaches. As days grow cooler, foraging begins before sunrise and peaks by early morning. Activity slows down during midday, chital forms matriarchal herds comprising an adult female and her offspring of the previous and the present year. Gives out bellows and alarm barks. Marking behaviour is pronounced in males. They are grazers. Prefers to nibble on grass. Also feed on herbs or shrubs in case of food scarcity.
- FOOD SERVED HERE : Wheat bran Soaked corn Crushed barley red potato Carrot Leafy vegetables cabbage green fodder banana common salt linseed and soaked gram.
- BRIEF DESCRIPTION :
1. BODY LENGTH- 150 to 155 cm for males and 140 to 145 cm for females
2. BODY WEIGHT- 36 Kg
3. BODY COLOUR - Coat colour is gray to reddish brown with white spots on it.
- LIFE-SPAN : 21 years in captivity.
- THREAT : Hunting and poaching for antlers and hide.
- CONSERVATION STATUS : Least Concern IUCN 3.1.