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Rusa unicolor (sambar)

Synonyms: Cervus unicolor

Wikipedia Abstract

The sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a large deer native to the Indian subcontinent, southern China and Southeast Asia. Although it primarily refers to R. unicolor, the name "sambar" is also sometimes used to refer to the Philippine deer (called the "Philippine sambar") and the Javan rusa (called the "Sunda sambar"). The name is also spelled sambur, or sambhur.
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Adult Weight [1]  407.857 lbs (185.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  22.046 lbs (10.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  90 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 9 months
Gestation [1]  7 months 22 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  26 years
Weaning [1]  7 months 3 days

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