Eastern Swamp Deer
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Recently, the population of the vulnerable eastern swamp deer has dipped in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (Assam). The eastern swamp deer is extinct elsewhere in South Asia.
- About Swamp Deer: There are three subspecies of swamp deer found in the Indian Subcontinent.
- The western swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) found in Nepal.
- Southern swamp deer/Hard Ground Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii branderi) found in central and north India.
- Eastern swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii ranjitsinhi) found in the Kaziranga (Assam) and Dudhwa National Parks (Uttar Pradesh).
- Protection Status of Swamp Deer: