[Three Hundred Animals Contents]
A very beautiful species of the deer, found in Africa and the East Indies, of a light red colour, though some of the kind are of a deeper red. He is about the size of a fallow deer, and often variegated with beautiful spots of bright white. The horns are slender and triple forked. The Axis is a native of Ceylon and Borneo, a timid and harmless creature, more ornamental to the landscape, where it skips and plays in a wild state, than useful to man.