Red Deer

Cervus elaphus

One of the Largest European Deer

The Red Deer is the European equivalent of the North American Elk. Behind the moose and the Elk, it is one of the largest deer (cervids) in the world. Red Deer are found in most of Europe, including the Caucasus Mountains, Asia Minor, and parts of western and central Asia. It is sometimes found in parts of Africa but only rarely. The deer have also been introduced to parts of Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.

Red Deer are not in danger of extinction. Reintroduction and conservation projects have helped to increase Red Deer populations. However, many areas of the world still show signs of decline in red deer populations.

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Written by Rob Nelson

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