The largest of the deer family, the sambar deer live in small family packs and are characterised by their size and plain brown coat. Sambar deer are fairly adaptable and can survive in a range of habitats although they require the camouflage and cover of a forest, scrub jungle, or thicket during the day.
They are herbivores and usually feed on the leaves of the trees around them, but they also graze on grass. Only the male sambar deer will grow antlers which they use to battle for territory and harems of female sambars.
Ancient Sri Lanka - Medieval Eras
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