Animal Age

How old does a Sambar deer get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Sambar deer reaches?

An adult Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor) usually gets as old as 26.42 years.

Sambar deers are around 246 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 10.3 kg (22.71 lbs) and measure 57 cm (1′ 11″). As a member of the Cervidae family (genus: Cervus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 2.04 meter (6′ 9″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Sambar deer gets as old as 26.42 years

The sambar (Rusa unicolor) is a large deer native to the Indian subcontinent, South China, and Southeast Asia that is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List since 2008. Populations have declined substantially due to severe hunting, insurgency, and industrial exploitation of habitat.The name “sambar” is also sometimes used to refer to the Philippine deer, called the “Philippine sambar” and the Javan rusa, called the “Sunda sambar”.

Animals of the same family as a Sambar deer

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Cervidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Sambar deer

With an average age of 26.42 years, Sambar deer are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Sambar deer

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Sambar deer

A fully grown Sambar deer reaches around 176 kg (388.01 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Sambar deer

Those animals grow as big as a Sambar deer: