Iconic Red Deer
'DID YOU KNOW THAT' The Red Deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, Iran, parts of western Asia, central Asia and northern parts of Africa? The Red Deer was introduced to Australia and New Zealand, in the nineteenth century. It is the largest land Mammal in the UK, although it is the fourth largest deer species in the world, behind Moose, Elk and Sambar Deer. The Red Deer male (stag or hart) is typically 175 to 250 cm (69 to 98 in) long and weighs 160 to 240 kg (350 to 530 lb); the female (hind) is 160 to 210 cm (63 to 83 in) long and weighs 120 to 170 kg (260 to 370 lb). The tail adds another 12 to 19 cm (4.7 to 7.5 in) and shoulder height is about 95 to 130 cm (37 to 51 in). Only the stags have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each year, usually at the end of winter. Antlers typically measure 71 cm (28 in) in total length and weigh 1 kg (2.2 lb), although large ones can grow to 115 cm (45 in) and weigh 5 kg (11 lb). Red Deer are animals of woodland associated with open areas. They will sometimes spend their time almost exclusively in the open, unless frightened. They are herding animals which rut in the autumn, usually producing single calves in the spring. Red Deer are herbivores and graze a wide variety of plants from grasses and heather to shrubs and trees. At high densities, Red Deer can be very damaging to habitats and crops, as a result they are farmed in the production of their meat (venison).
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