Javan Rusa: Indonesia, Java, Bali, Timor, Pest (Organism), Chital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Royal National Park, Maluku Islands
– 8 dic 2010
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Rusa Deer or Sunda Sambar, Rusa timorensis, are native to the islands of Java eastwards towards Bali, and Timor in Indonesia. This species of deer is similar in ecology to the Chital of India, occupying open dry and mixed deciduous forests, parklands, and savannas. Rusa deer are also found as an introduced species on the Australian mainland and are a close relative to the larger Sambar deer. Rusa Deer are moderately hunted in eastern Australasia and they have also established populations in remote islands probably brought by Indonesian fishermen. There are two subspecies of the Rusa; the more common and larger Javan Rusa, a large stag (male deer) weighing in at around 136 kg with does(females) being much smaller tipping the scales at around 96 kg. The second species of Rusa deer is the less common and slightly smaller Mollucan Rusa which on average are 20 kg lighter than their Javan cousins.