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Captured in Wilpattu 2013
Ceylon spotted deer (Axis axis ceylonensis) is a subspecies of axis deer (Axis axis) that inhabits only Sri Lanka. Ceylon spotted dear is abundant in all national parks of Sri Lanka and in low lands of the dry zone. Axis deer is a host animal for number of zoonotic diseases including leptospirosis, one of the main public health challenges in Sri Lanka. Even though leptospirosis among axis deer is not reported from Sri Lanka, scientific investigations from many countries have confirmed leptospirosis among axis deer.