Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
A review on behaviour and health condition of Manipur brow-antlered deer (Rucervus eldii eldii) for sustainable management and conservation in an Ex situ environment
Author(s): Pratyansha Singh, Amarjeet Kaur, Sumit Dookia
Abstract: Central Zoo Authority of India has listed Manipur Brow-antlered deer under the Conservation Breeding Programme in order to restore its population in several Indian zoological gardens. Some studies have been done regarding behaviour and health condition of Manipur Brow-antlered deer and related species in the wild or in captivity. But, there still remain many gaps in the behavioural studies and health status of this species. In future, more extensive research should be done in the field of conservation and management in an ex situ environment so that comparatively better captive environment can be established. This review paper revealed that for a successful captive breeding, a thorough knowledge of deer’s behaviour and its health condition is necessarily required. It will also help to perpetuate sustainable growth and development of Manipur Brow-antlered deer which can be available to establish new populations in an alternative or natural habitat.
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