BROW-ANTLERED DEER/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DESCRIPTION: A large deer with a spectacular circular antler formation in
stags, the Sangai has a dark reddish-brown winter coat, which turns paler insummer; the female is fawn all year round. Antlers have a very long brow tine that is continuous with the main beam. The young are spotted. The Sangai have splayed hooves, long dewclaws and pasterns that are hardened and not hairy, all adaptations for swamp dwelling.

BEHAVIOUR: This deer walks on the hind surface of its pasterns with mincing hops over floating foliage, and is hence called the Dancing Deer.

DISTRIBUTION: A single population in Keibul Lamjao NP on Loktak Lake of Manipur.

HABITAT: Open flat grasslands and phumdis or floating vegetation in marshes;
avoids forests.

Size: 140–170 cm

Wt: 60–125 kg

IUCN Status: Endangered 

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