The Spotted Deer or Chital

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Considered as the most beautiful of all the deer, the chital is found in the forests at the base of the himalayas and through peninsula. In Jammu region, chital is found in Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary near Kathua. The horns of chital, bettr known as antlers, are shed periodically. Only the male support antlers. During rutting season, male fight for possession of partner. Usually a mother gives birth to a single fawn.