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Eld’s Deer

The Eld’s Deer, Cervus eldii, also known as the Thamin or Brow-antlered Deer, is a species of deer indigenous to Southeast Asia. There are three recognized subspecies. They are the Manipur Brow-antlered Deer found in Manipur, the Burmese Brow-antlered Deer found in Myanmar, and the Thailand Brow-antlered Deer found on Hainan Island.

The Manipur Brow-antlered Deer is a rare and critically endangered species of deer. It is found in its last existing natural habitat at the Kaibul Lamjao National Park in Loktak Lake in Manipur. A captive breeding program is underway at the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata. It was first discovered in Manipur in 1839.

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