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[Hindi cītal, spotted, axis deer, from Middle Indic cittala, from Sanskrit citrala-, variegated, spotted, from citra-, bright, spotted.]
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(Animals) another name for axis2
[from Hindi]
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This unique mangrove swamp and delta habitat is home to amazing flora and diverse wildlife including the black ibis, chitals, watermonitor lizard and birds such as egrets, darters and the black ibis.
There are over 7,000 chitals in Bhandavgarh, distinguished by their white spots.
By the remains it was clear this four-legged god had fed well on a chital deer in the early hours of the morning.
Macaques keep close to the chital deer, throwing fruit down from trees for them.
Located in the middle of the city, Alipore zoo can ideally house 15 or 20 chitals in its three enclosures.
The Bibhuti Bhushan Wildlife Sanctuary (BBWS) with the capacity to hold 150 chitals in its deer park, is housing more than 450 chitals.
In August, wildlife authorities announced that over the following "few" months up to few hundred captive chitals would be traslocated to the Sundarbans.
Although the zoo is yet to act on its plan to transfer sixty chitals to the tiger reserve, in the third week of August, 25 chitals were sent out of BBWS deer park for translocation to the Sundarbans.
West Bengal's Chief Conservator of Forests, Atanu Raha said that the six chitals died possibly because of excessive delay in the process of translocation, after the truck in which the animals were travelling got stuck in mud for more than four hours.
"Twenty five per cent casualty during translocation of chitals is not an alarmingly high rate."
Tigers, panthers, bisons, blue bulls, chitals, sambars, peacocks, barking deers, chinkara, monkeys, wild boars, bears and wild dogs are the important inhabitants of the sanctuary.