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Barasingha deer, also known as Swamp deer, is a species of deer found in the wetlands and grasslands of India. They are known for their unique antler structure, which can have as many as 12 tines and resembles a palmate (open-handed) antler.
Barasingha deer have a reddish-brown coat with white underparts and are known for their distinctive roar during the breeding season. They are social animals and form large herds, particularly during the winter months.
Barasingha deer are herbivores and feed on a variety of vegetation, including grasses, leaves, and aquatic plants. They are adapted to live in wetland environments and are known to swim long distances in search of food and shelter.
Once widespread across the Indian subcontinent, the Barasingha deer population has declined significantly due to habitat loss and hunting. They are now considered an endangered species, and conservation efforts are underway to protect and recover their populations.