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hog deer (English) [ IPA: ˈhɔg ˈdɪr ASM: হগ ডিয়াৰ]
Contributed by: Anjal Borah (অঞ্জল বৰা) on 2009-08-24
1. Animal(Common Noun-Common &/or Masculine) Hog Deer is a subspecies of deer, found in the areas stretching from Pakistan, through northern India, to mainland Southeast Asia. A population of the Hog deer was introduced in a number of countries, including Australia, United States and Sri Lanka. The hog deer of India has been named after the manner in which it runs. While running, its head is hung low, which helps it in ducking the obstacles in the way, rather than leaping over them. Hog deer is a small animal, which reaches a shoulder height of approximately 60 cm. Counted amongst the smallest deer of the world, it weighs somewhere between 20 to 30 kg. A male hog deer has beautiful antlers, with a 3 points formation. Shed in spring season, these antlers can grow to an average length of 30 cm. While running, the tail of a hog deer gets erect, revealing the white underside. অলপ ৰঙচীয়া বৰণৰ দেখিবলৈও শুৱনি এবিধ সৰু পহু৷