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Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the species of deer. For the Canadian city, see Red Deer, Alberta. The red deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, Iran, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. Red deer are ruminants, characterized by a four-chambered stomach. Genetic evidence indicates the red deer as traditionally defined is a species group, rather than a single species, although it remains disputed as to exactly how many species the group includes.
Although at one time red deer were rare in parts of Europe, they were never close to extinction. Reintroduction and conservation efforts, such as in the United Kingdom and Portugal, have resulted in an increase of red deer populations, while other areas, such as North Africa, have continued to show a population decline. The red deer is the fourth-largest deer species behind moose, elk and sambar deer. Only the stags have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each year, usually at the end of winter. Antlers, which are made of bone, can grow at a rate of 2. During the autumn, all red deer subspecies grow thicker coats of hair, which helps to insulate them during the winter.
Autumn is also when some of the stags grow their neck manes. Cervus genus ancestors of red deer first appear in fossil records 12 million years ago during the Miocene in Eurasia. The red deer is the largest non-domesticated land mammal still existing in Ireland. Ireland has its own unique subspecies.
In France the population is thriving, having multiplied fivefold in the last half-century, increasing from 30,000 in 1970 to approximately 160,000 in 2014. The deer has particularly expanded its footprint into forests at higher altitudes than before. Several other populations have originated either with “carted” deer kept for stag hunts being left out at the end of the hunt, escapes from deer farms, or deliberate releases. In New Zealand, red deer were introduced by acclimatisation societies along with other deer and game species. The first red deer to reach New Zealand were a pair sent by Lord Petre in 1851 from his herd at Thorndon Park, Essex, to the South Island, but the hind was shot before they had a chance to breed. England, principally Warnham, Woburn Abbey or Windsor Great Park. The first red deer to reach Australia were probably the six that Prince Albert sent in 1860 from Windsor Great Park to Thomas Chirnside, who was starting a herd at Werribee Park, south west of Melbourne in Victoria.
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has labelled the animal as one of the world’s 100 worst invaders. Red deer in Europe generally spend their winters at lower altitudes in more wooded terrain. During the summer, they migrate to higher elevations where food supplies are greater and better for the calving season. This belief was based largely on the fully fertile hybrids that can be produced under captive conditions.