Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mysore Zoo - Swamp 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 Swamp Deer or Barasingha. 




It is a medium sized deer with a shoulder height up to 120 cm. Its body is covered with yellowish brown hair above with white spots along the spine. The throat, belly, inside of the thighs and beneath the tail is white. The antlers carry more than three tines.



They graze mainly on grasses and those in the wetland feed commonly on aquatic plants which they obtain by completely submerging its head in the water.



It is one of the species of deer found mostly in Indian subcontinent. Today it has been categorized as vulnerable as their global population has undergone a dramatic decline principally as a result of habitat loss. 

13 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

A beautiful looking Deer and good shots of them. Have a lovely weekend.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Jeevan said...

Every time i see a post on Mysore Zoo, my desire to visit it increases! Beautiful captures on the deer and interesting facts on its features and feeding style.

singhalalok said...

So sad to hear their story...hope steps are taken to protect them soon!

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty deer with lots of greenery, too.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful animals. It is a shame that the population is in decline.

Sherlyn Lobo said...

They look so beautiful. We need to protect all these animals from becoming extinct.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very interesting! Sticking your whole head underwater to get plants seems so un-deerlike.
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Magia da Inês said...


Very pretty!

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Yogi Saraswat said...

A beautiful place to visit with family .

Easwar Arumugam said...

Ah! Brilliant pictures. Like them

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Nice clicks! These wonderfyl creatures should be protected.

Priyanka Kamath said...

It's surprising how most animals at this zoo appear quite 'happy'!