Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mysore Zoo - Sangai

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore in India. There are various wild animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Thamin or Brow-antlered Deer. 



This endangered species of deer is seen only in Southeast Asia. In India it is seen in the national parks of the Manipur state and it locally known as Sangai. 



This are medium size animals. The name Brow-antlered deer is because of their uniquely distinctive antlers, measuring 100–110 cm in length with extremely long brow tine. The two tines form a continuous curve at right angles to the closely set pedicels. The antlers of the opposite sides are unsymmetrical with respect to each other. 



Their coats, rough and coarse and color varies as per season: summer - reddish-brown, winter - dark brown. The tail is short in length. They feed on a variety of water living plants, grasses, herbaceous plants, and shoots.

29 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

those deer are amazingly beautiful :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Interesting info about the antlers. Is that your family posing for the camera?

Poppy said...

Deer are such sweet and pretty animals! Thanks for the interesting tidbits about their coats and colour!

Poppy

eileeninmd said...

Cute children and the deer are pretty. Great mosaics, Rajesh!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Gayle said...

What interesting antlers! Thanks for sharing these pictures.

Karen said...

It's always interesting to see animals from around the world!

Muza-chan said...

Cute :)

Irene said...

Lovely shots ... beautiful animals.

Irene

Chanel Brown said...

The deer are lovely!

Lorrie said...

Very interesting antlers on that species of deer.

Gattina said...

They are beautiful animals !

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Deer with brown coats, and children--one with a red shirt...all lovely!

Red Umbrellas

K V V S MURTHY said...

Pictures are framed in a beautiful way..!

Sylvia K said...

I do love zoos and this looks like a great one!! Thanks for sharing with us, Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Photo Cache said...

i hope their population increases. nice to see asian deer.

George said...

The antlers on these deer are very impressive.

Fun60 said...

Let's hope the zoo can protect and breed this species and maybe even return some to the wild.

Icy BC said...

The deers are adorable looking, and spending the day at the zoo sounds so fun!

Leslie: said...

You made me think of the story "Life of Pi." Great.

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Fascinating deer at that Zoo.
The antlers really do look like bows.

Roger Owen Green said...

Zoos are sooo much better, now that they let animals be freer.

ROG, ABCW

Pheno Menon said...

Nice captures. Its one place thats near me and I haven't taken time to visit.....Sigh !

PhenoMenon
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NatureFootstep said...

beautiful deers, but they look thin.

Leovi said...

Some very nice deer! Beautiful photos!

AmitAag said...

Cute deer!

Jeevan said...

That’s interesting about their color variation according to the season. Beautiful deer species... your posts on mysore zoo always want me to check again

Lakshmi p said...

Lovely shots!

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yearful-of-sundays.com said...

Beautiful pics!