Sangai

Sangai

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Rucervus eldii eldii

The sangai is an endemic and endangered subspecies of Eld's deer found only in Manipur, India. It is also the state animal of Manipur. Its common English name is Manipur brow-antlered deer or Eld's deer and the scientific name is Rucervus eldii eldii. Its original natural habitat is the floating marshy grasslands of the Keibul Lamjao National Park, located in the southern parts of the Loktak Lake, which is the largest freshwater lake in eastern India. The film The Return of Sangai made by the Manipur Forest Department is about the Sangai and Keibul Lamjao National Park.

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References

1. Sangai Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangai
2. Sangai on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/4265/22166803

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