Distribution and Habitat
Axis deer are found in India, Nepal, Sikkim and Sri Lanka.
Axis deer frequent grasslands and open forest, seldom going into heavy jungles.
The axis deer are light brown in color with white fur on their bellies, legs, and neck. They have a black stripe down the center of their back and have white spots on their fur coat that covers a majority of their body. Only males have antlers, which will shed seasonally.
The axis deer is 1 of 3 species of deer that will keep the white spots on their fur coat for their entire life, not just while they are young fawns like most deer.