The Cheetal Deer (Axis axis) Ecology and Population Status in Corbett Tiger Reserve: A Study Based on Data Analysis (From 1992 to 2008), Ramnagar, UttrakhandJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2018-10-05
Authors : Shalini; Bhawana Pant;
Page : 1525-1527
Keywords : Hind; Polygynous; Grazer; Chaur Dimorphic;
Cheetal deer (Axis axis) is an most abundance species of deer found in Corbett Tiger Reserve. Cheetal have a good and strong sense, haering and vision power, they are highly active deer. Cheetal behaviour to detect and communicate danger are the alert posture. with tail being raised, thrumping ground by foreleg, scanning for danger, alarm call and forming tightly branched group. Cheetal is polygynous in nature. In breeding season the hinds segregate from herd to give birth in selected tall grass areas. The fawning peak occurs in april and may. Cheetal is a good grazer so helps in controlling the overgrowth of chaurs in Corbett National Park. Cheetal is the main source of food of tiger (Panthera tigris). The most abundance of population of Cheetal found in Jim Corbett National Park area (80.06 %) than in the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (10.37 %) and remaining in buffer area (9.57 %) and also resulted that the population of Cheetal is increased in these years (2003-2008).
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