Barasingha

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Ruvervus duvaucelii or Barasingha is an endemic deer in India and Nepal. It is known by its antlers and the specific look. They can be found in wet plains, meadows and marshlands and are medium size deer from 180 cm long up to 119-124 cm height.

They can weigh up to 280 kg. When the antlers are fully grown can reach up to a meter. They have orange or brown coat with some white parts underneath.

They eat mostly grass and can live up to 25 years in the wild. The number of Barasingha has been declined from the predators, the diseases, the habitat loss and the poaching. IUCN has also declared Barasingha as endangered species.

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