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Indian Sambar (typical) - Species Detail

AKA: Gold: 132 6/8" Gold (Bow): 0"
Endangered: Silver: 0" Silver (Bow): 0"
Bronze: 0" Bronze (Bow): 0"

Cervus unicolor niger

Sambar Indio (Sp), Indischer Sambarhirsch (G), Sambar de l'Inde (F).

DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 48-56 inches (122-142 cm), occasionally more. Weight 450-600 pounds (204-272 kg), with exceptional stags having weighed as much as 776 pounds (352 kg).

The largest sambar. General color is a uniform dark brown, tending toward grayish or yellowish in some individuals. Old stags are very dark-almost black-with the underparts nearly as dark as the back. Top of tail is black. Chin, inner part of buttocks, underside of tail, and inside of thighs are chestnut. Females are paler. Juveniles are reddish, with a black tail and black dorsal stripe, but without spots. The antlers typically have top tines of about the same length; if unequal, the outer tops usually are shorter. Longest antlers of record are 50-1/8 inches (127.3 cm) (Rowland Ward, 1902); however, most measure 20-35 inches (51-89 cm).

DISTRIBUTION India, southern Nepal, and Bangladesh.


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