Rare sambar deer caught on camera in daylight crossing Mandai Road

Made a run for it.

By Belmont Lay | January 9, 2018

A rare sighting of a sambar deer was caught on camera on Monday, Jan. 8, at around 12.20pm.

A driver travelling along Mandai Road spotted the animal after it dashed across the road.

The car was travelling towards the Mandai Columbarium.

The animal has been identified as a sambar deer based on its size and fur colour.

It is estimated that there are fewer than 20 sambar deer in Singapore.

Males can grow up to 2 metres tall including antlers, and weigh up to 260kg.

Females are at most two-thirds the size of males.

They are typically found in areas around MacRitchie Nature Reserve and Upper Seletar Reservoir in Singapore.

In October 2017, sambar deers were spotted by a motorcyclist at night.

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About Belmont Lay

Belmont can pronounce "tchotchke".

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