Barasingha also known as swamp deer is one of the largest species of deer found in India, known for its distinctive character of twelve tined stags.
Today, Swamp deer or Barasingha only found in the Kanha National Park of Madhya Pradesh, Kaziranga and Manas National Parks of Assam and large population in Dudhwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh.
Dudhwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh is the most popular reserved forest in India, located in the Terai of Uttar Pradesh near the Indo Nepal border. The tall wet grasslands of the park support a large number of endangered species and home to largest surviving population of Barasingha in the world.
Kanha Tiger Reserve has a significant population of Bengal tiger,Indian wild dog and barasingha deer in India. The park is the reintroduction site of barasingha and first tiger reserve in India to introduce Barasingha as officially mascot.
Kaziranga National Park is famous for its large population of great one horned rhinoceroses in India along with large breeding populations of swamp deer and wild water buffalo.
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve along the India Nepal border is home for the endangered cats and large number of rare and threatened species, such as hispid hare, Bengal floricans and Vulnerable swamp deer.
Manas National Park of Assam is one of the only 2 localities in Assam where Barasingha or swamp deer appear. The sanctuary also house other species of mammals including Asian water buffaloes, hog deers,barking deers and chital deers.
Satpura National Park of Madhya Pradesh along with the adjoining Bori and Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuaries is very rich in biodiversity and reintroduction site for barasingha and Bengal tigers Kanha National Park.