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is a large deer, dark brown-red in winter and roasting in summer.
The male has well-developed antlers, more than 1 mt. long, well branched and with a variable number of points. The male has a thick mane from the neck to the chest.
Size: height at withs up to 122cm.
Length from 175cm to 285cm. Female (hind) is slightly smaller than stag: Weight: 100-120 kg. Male 200 kg
Life-span: stag about 15 years
Food: mainly grasses, heather, leaves and twigs.
The red deer is Britainys largest land mammal. Native in Europe, it´s also found in Turkey and as far as China until Mongolia. It has been introduced to Uruguay, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
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