Sambar Deer live across India and SE Asia. In India (below pic), they are a tiger favorite prey species.
The above pic is from Borneo where there are no tigers or leopards so they face less threats there.

Deramarkot Forest Reserve, Sabah - Malaysia
March 2019

Like all the shots from this trip, this was an old film picture that I had re-scanned for this website.
The image quality is now heart-breakingly bad but the animals are no less amazing and beautiful.
But to see such an animal going about its life in a jungle paradise in the middle of a billion person country makes it worth posting.

Bandhavgarh National Park, India
Feb 2006