Barasingha

The Barasingha is a native in India and Nepal. It was distributed throughout the basins of the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, as well as in central India, but now the species is disappeared from most of these places. As per the available facts and information from the wildlife conservation, Barasingha is in deep crisis and it is in the phase of extinction. It is estimated that population size of this endangered species is less than 5000.

Scientific Name of Barasingha


Rucervus duvaucelii

Features and Facts of Barasingha



  • Shoulder and weigh 170-180kg

  • Length: 54 inches (135 cm)

  • Habitat : Barasingha prefers moist forest, swamplands, tall grass and reed beds near water

  • Gestation period: 240 - 250 days

  • Status: Endangered


Conservation of Barasingha


The population size of Barasingha is declining due to destruction or modification of its habitat for wetland reclamation, grass and timber cutting, illegal gathering of fuel wood and other resources in reserves, and cultivation or tree plantations; poaching; and hunting for crop protection. The Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 has taken active steps to protect the population of this endangered species.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag