Eld's DeerThe Eld's Deer (Cervus eldii), also called the Thamin or Brow-antlered Deer, is a deer indigenous to Southeast Asia. There are 3 recognised subspecies.
* the Manipur Brow-antlered Deer Cervus eldii eldii in Manipur, India.
* the Burmese Brow-antlered Deer Cervus eldii thamin in Myanmar and Thailand.
* the Thailand Brow-antlered Deer Cervus eldii siamensis in Cambodia, China, Lao, Thailand and Viet Nam also Hainan Island.
The Manipur Brow-antlered Deer is a rare and critically endangered species of deer. It is locally known as Sangai in Manipuri. Other names include Thamin deer and Dancing deer. It is found in its last existing natural habitat at the Kaibul Lamjao National Park in Loktak Lake in Manipur. A captive breeding programme is underway at the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata. Sangai was first discovered in Manipur in 1839.It was named cervus eldi eldi in 1844 in honour of Lt. Percy eldi -a British officer.
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