Life Span: 20-30 years
Speed: Up to 65km/hr
Collective Noun: Herd
Chital deer have a keen sense of smell and excellent hearing. They also swim well and take readily to water.
Antlers: Their antlers are usually three-pronged, curve in a lyre shape and may grow up to 75cm in length.
Males sporting hard antlers are dominant over those in velvet or those without antlers, irrespective of their size and other factors.
Relationship with Langurs: An interesting relationship has been observed between herds of deer and Langurs. Spotted deer apparently benefit from the Langurs' good eyesight and ability to post a lookout in the treetops, where they can help to raise the alarm if a predator approaches. For the Langurs' part, the deer's superior sense of smell assists in early predator warning. The deer also benefit from tree fruits dropped by the langurs.