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Sambar deer

Species of deer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a large deer native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia that is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List since 2008. Populations have declined substantially due to severe hunting, local insurgency, and industrial exploitation of habitat.[1]

Quick facts: Sambar, Conservation status, Scientific class...
both R. u. unicolor
in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Genus: Rusa
R. unicolor
Binomial name
Rusa unicolor
(Kerr, 1792)
Range of the sambar
  • Cervus unicolor

The name "sambar" is also sometimes used to refer to the Philippine deer called the "Philippine sambar", and the Javan rusa called the "Sunda sambar".