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Sambar Deer -

 

The Sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a large deer native to southern and southeast Asia..Sambar are found in habitats ranging from tropical seasonal forests (tropical dry forests and seasonal moist evergreen forests), subtropical mixed forests (conifers, broadleaf deciduous, and broadleaf evergreen tree species) to tropical rainforests to completely dry and deciduous habitat.They are seldom found far from water. They are hardy animals, ranging from sea level up to 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) in places such as the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.

 

 

Story Behind -

In Ranthambhore National Park, there are lakes inside the jungle around which most of the wildlife Concentrates around it in hot summers.

Sambar Deers enter the lakes to fee on the grass, vegetation and algae. These waters are corocodile infested still Sambar deers enter the lakes and sometimes becomes meal of the Big Indian Crocodiles called Magars.

Egrets treat these deers as Floating Islands and may a times use them while fishing in the lakes.

This Scene with backdrop of Ranthambhore fort makes a beautiful spectacle which one would love to watch for Hours.