Sambar Deer ( Rusa unicolor ) is found at Rajaji
National Park in large numbers and is known as largest deer . Sambar
Deer has brown or blackish color fur on whole body , Male has slight
Male fully grown Sambar deer has average height of 5 feet and
average weight approx 350 kgs , though many Sambar Deer have weight
of 500 kgs.
Male Sambars have antelopes and solitary by nature , Sambar Deer's
call is well known as signal about presence of Tiger near by and
this call is authentic 90 % time, Sambar Deer is favorite prey of
Tiger and 60 % Tiger kills are Sambar Deer.
Male Sambar Deer makes territory
marking by its antelope on trees , Sambar Deer is nocturnal animal
and prefers to move at night , though day time movement is also
noted of Sambar Deer.