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[Photo] Eld's Deer (Cervus eldii). Pictures from Disney's Animal Kingdom. Taken by myself (Raul654) in January, 2006.
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The Eld's Deer
), also called the Thamin
or Brow-antlered Deer
, is a deer
indigenous to Southeast Asia. There are 3 recognised subspecies.
- the Manipur Brow-antlered Deer Cervus eldii
eldii in Manipur, India.
- the Burmese Brow-antlered Deer Cervus eldii thamin
in Myanmar and Thailand.
- the Thailand Brow-antlered Deer Cervus eldii
siamensis in Cambodia, China, Lao, Thailand and Viet Nam also Hainan Island.
The Manipur Brow-antlered Deer
is a rare and critically endangered species of deer
. It is locally known as Sangai in Manipuri. Other names include Thamin deer
and Dancing deer
. It is found in its last existing natural habitat at the Kaibul Lamjao National Park in Loktak Lake in Manipur. A captive breeding programme is underway at the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata. Sangai was first discovered in Manipur in 1839.It was named cervus eldi
eldi in 1844 in honour of Lt. Percy eldi -a British officer.
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