Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mysore Zoo - Hog Deer

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 Hog Deer. 



It is named so because of the squat pig-like appearance and by its hog-like movements. It runs through the forests with its head hung low so that it can duck under obstacles instead of leaping over them like most other deer. The young stags are spotted.




The body is long and legs are relatively short. It stands about 70 cm at the shoulder and fur is brown, dark brown in ols stags, wit a yellowish or reddish tinge. It is seen mostly in moist or dry tropical deciduous forest environments. 

21 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

These are lovely looking animals that I have not even seen. Have a great weekend.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the hog deer! They look similar like barking deer

eileeninmd said...

Great post on these cute deer. I have never heard of them, nice photos..Thanks for sharing your post, have a happy weekend!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Gentle looking animals !

Bob Bushell said...

Superb images.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful elegant animals.....pity they are enclosed in a zoo!

Happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

how neat! thanks for the explanation on the name, too!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful shots of the hog deer !


Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Bibi said...

Pretty animals.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful animals. It's a very small deer.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots. It's so much prettier than its name suggests.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see...

Adam Jones said...

Nice shots.

Marie said...

What an interesting deer! I've never heard of one before.

ulla laiho said...

It was interesting to read about this deer, that I never have heard of.

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful captures, Rajesh. :)

Ananya Kiran said...

Nice shotss
5 looks with Same Dress

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great captures... :-)

SelfDrive Trips said...

Beautiful picture Rajesh.....

Kalpanaa M said...

So serene. How do deer manage to be so peaceful? Lovely photos!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Gentle looking animals. Are these the same as spotted deers?