Monday, September 30, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Spotted Deer - Yala National Park~

...Wonderful postcard nr 4 of Yala National Park serie...a herd of Spotted pretty and playful animals with their white spotted backs and colors blending so well with the surroundings it lives in...but unfortunately another specie at risk from hunting and loss of habitat... Many thanks again Ravindra!!

With great matching stamp nr 5 of six new stamps selected with animals living in the Yala National Park (Issued 28-07- 2013) to coincide with the completion of seventy five years of the network of Wild Life Reserves in Sri Lanka. -Hawksbill Turtle-Swamp Crocodile-Elephant-Black-necked Stork -The Wild Boar -The Spotted Deer.

I wrote already about Yala National Park here: "Yala National Park Wildlife paradise"

The Spotted deer is the most common of all four Sri Lankan deer species, they live in smaller family  groups. They use the jungle as cover and come out to feed when they feel it is safe. They eat many types of grasses, fruits, leaves and berries. Their predators are man, leopards, Jackals and Sloth bears.The females normally only give birth to one fawn each year.

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