Thursday, April 18, 2013

DAK15 Photo Memories; Where's the Axis Deer?

Wait a minute...there are deer at the Tree of Life?  Where are they? Well, these are axis deer and they are no longer at the Animal Kingdom. But back in 1998, they shared an exhibit with red kangaroos and greater flamingos.

 By the way, this is not a calf. Full grown axis deer still have their spots. This allows them to blend nicely into the forests of India, Sri Lanka and Nepal, which they call home. In the wild, herds are compromised mostly of females with a few mature males.  Females are very protective of the young, hiding them in bushes while they feed.

by Safari Mike
Twitter: @JamboEveryone

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