Chowsingha (Tetracerus quadricornis)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Genus : Tetracerus
Species : quadricornis

Common name : Chowsingha
Scientific name : Tetracerus quadricornis
Important Facts
Coat color: Red
Shoulder height 90 to 100 cms.
Body length:      150 to 225 cms.
Weight: 70 to 120 kg
Life span: 10 -  15 years
Adulthood: 2 - 2.5 years
Gestation period 150 - 180 days
Litter size 1
Plain grasslands, open jungles and Tropical woodlands.
Peninsular India south of the Himalayas where the country is wooded and hilly, but not too densely forested. Not found on the Malabar Coast.
(a) Grasses
(b) Green leaves
(c) Buds of flowers and Fruits
(a) Mash - 0.50 kg. per head
(b) Kutti - 2.00 kg. per head
(c) Tree fodder - 2.00 kg. per head
(d) Gram soaked - 0.25 kg. per head