Scientific name : Rucervus duvaucelii

  Description : They are large deer native to the Indian subcontinent, found in pockets of marshy lands in northern and central India and Nepal. Barasingha in Hindi means 12-antlered deer as the antlers of the deer may have 12 points and can grow upto 80cm. It is the state animal of Madhya Pradesh. They graze largely on grasses, leaves and aquatic plants. They are known to be excellent swimmers and good jumpers, and can run at a speed of upto 50km per hour.