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Animal Biography

The chital or cheetal (Axis axis), also known as chital deer, spotted deer or axis deer, is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and in small numbers in Pakistan. The chital goes by various names in India, among which include: chital horin in Bengali, thith muwa in Sinhalese, jinke in Kannada, pulli maan in Tamil and Malayalam, jinka in Telugu, phutuki horin in Assamese, haran/harin in Marathi, and hiran in Hindi/Urdu. It is the most common deer species in Indian forests. The name chital comes from the Bengali word chitral/chitra, which means "spotted". The chital is monotypic within the genus Axis, but this genus has also included three species that now are placed in Hyelaphus based on genetic evidence.

In Zoo Tycoon

The Axis Deer is a user-made adoptable animal for Zoo Tycoon 2.

There are two versions, a standalone one from Northern Skies, and one from Island Excursions.

The Northern Skies version is somewhat glitchy, having a blank name and no Zoopedia article.

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