Activity Pattern of Chital (Axis axis) in Mukandra Hills Tiger Reserve, India

Rajendra Singh Rajawat, Subhash Chandra


Chital (Axis axis) is most abundant wild ungulate in most of the wildlife reserves of India and main prey species for top carnivores. Diurnal activity pattern of Chital was studied during Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018 in Mukandra Hills Tiger Reserve, which provides adequate water and food for wildlife throughout the year. Activity Pattern was studied using scan animal sampling technique and concluded that Chital spend maximum time in feeding, which is followed by resting, movement, social activity, anti predatory activity and other activities. Chital were most active at dawn and dusk.


Anti-predatory; Feeding; Movement; Resting; Social


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