Tiger’s prey Barasingha and Chital roam freely in Kanha

The Barasingha or Swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) is a deer species currently found in isolated localities in north and central India, southwestern Nepal and parts of the eastern tropical forests of Pakistan, where it is regularly sighted and some have also been caught by rangers. It is extinct in Bangladesh.

The binomial commemorates the French naturalist Alfred Duvaucel. The most striking feature of a barasingha is its antlers, with 10 to 14 tines on a mature stag, though some have been known to have up to 20. The name is derived from this characteristic and means 12 tined or horned in Hindi. In Assamese, barasingha is called dolhorina; dol meaning swamp. In Central India it is called goinjak (stags) or gaoni (hinds).

Source – Wikipedia

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