Red Deer

They are the largest of the UK's resident deer species.

Throughout the year, they will forage in different areas. In Europe, Red Deer is the largest non-domesticated mammal still existing in some countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland. During the rut, stags have a distinctive roar-like sound to keep them together and it is this roar that attracts the females.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Grasses and dwarf shrubs, such as heather. Browse on trees, willows, aspen and rowan
Life Span:
10 - 15 years wild | 20 years captivity
South Western Asia, North Africa, Europe and UK
Did you know?
Antlers have up to 16 points, which are made of bone, covered in 'velvet' and can grow 2.5cm a day!

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