from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A venomous water-snake or sea-serpent of the genus Hydrophis, of the East Indian seas.
- noun The Indian spotted deer, Axis maculata.
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- noun a large spotted
deer, of genus Axis, native to Indiaand Sri Lanka
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The deer, commonly known as chital, were suffering from suspected pneumonia and succumbed on January 16 and 17, they said, adding despite best efforts the animals died within two days after contracting the disease.
Unlike in other habitats, here tigers live and swim among the mangrove islands, where they hunt scarce prey such as chital deer (Cervus axis), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), wild pig (Sus scrofa), and even macaques (Macaca mulatta).
As it turned out, I did see lots of wildlife -- elephants, monkeys, spotted deer (or chital), bison-like gaur, and wild pigs (see slideshow above) -- but alas I was not lucky when it came to tigers.
Other mammals studied include chital, hog deer and muntjac.
The ecology and behaviour of chital (Axis axis) in the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
With buildings and an unabated tourist and pilgrim flow, the tree cover has reduced considerably and impacted the numbers of chital, sambar, nilgai, hare and wild boar.
He states that the finest _chital_ he ever came across were found in the forests in Goomsoor, where, he adds,
Hog deer are not gregarious like _chital_; they are usually solitary, though found occasionally in pairs.
He also brought back a herd of chital deer from a visit to the Java Islands and bred them in the gardens of the Ambra Villa, in the Dusit Palace grounds; these would later be transferred to the Dusit Zoo.
He also brought back a herd of chital deer from a visit to the Java