Sambar (Cervus unicolor)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Artiodactyla
Suborder : Ruminantia
Family : Cervidae
Subfamily : Cervinae
Genus : Cervus
Species : unicolor

Common name : Sambar
Scientific name : Cervus unicolor
Important Facts
Coat color Brown with chestnut marks; females lighter in color.
Shoulder height 130 – 170 cms.
Body length 200to 275 cms.
Weight 225 – 320 kg.
Life span 20 – 25 years
Adulthood in male 4 years
Adulthood in female 2 – 3 years
Gestation period 240 days
Litter size 1
Breeding season Nov .to Dec.
Open jungles and scrubby grasslands.

 

Sambar (Cervus unicolor) inhabit slopes of the Himalayan Mountains, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, southern China, Taiwan, and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia.

 

(a) Grasses
(b) Green leaves
(c) Buds of flowers and fruits
(a) Mash - 2.00 kg. per head
(b) Kutti - 7.00 kg. per head
(c) Tree fodder - 0.50 kg. per head