Axis axis: Chital

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The chital or cheetal [Axis axis], also known as chital deer, spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and in small numbers in Pakistan.

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In 1932, axis deer were introduced to Texas. In 1988, self sustaining herds were found in 27 counties, located in central and southern Texas. The deer are most populated on the Edwards Plateau, where the land is similar to that of India.

Photos: Wild Animal SafariPine MountainGA, USA [20121008]

Source: Wikipedia

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