Well spotted


What’s this?

These are chital or cheetal deer, otherwise known as axis or (unsurprisingly) spotted deer, and are found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The name chital comes from the Sanskrit word citra, which means variegated or painted. Knowing this, you won’t be surprised to learn that the word cheetah has the same origin. 

Where’s this?

Trivandrum Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram, formerly and most commonly known as Trivandrum, Kerala


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