Spotted Deer (Axis axis)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Genus : Axis
Species : axis

Common name : Spotted Deer
Scientific name : Axis axis
Important Facts
Coat color Faddish black, knees are white in color.
Shoulder height 60 - 85 cms
Body length     75 - 125 cms.
Weight 25 - 35 kg
Life span         10 - 15 years
Adulthood       2 - 2.5 years
Gestation period 150 - 180 days
Litter size 1
Forest combined with grasslands with a perennial source of water, plain grasslands, open jungles and Tropical woodlands.
In India Chital are found in the forest at the base of the Himalayas and practically throughout the Peninsula and Ceylon.
(a) Grasses
(b) Green leaves
(c) Buds of flowers and Fruits
(a) Mash - 1.00 kg. per head
(b) Kutti - 2.00 kg. per head
(c) Tree fodder - 0.50 kg. per head