Sika deer

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Sika deer
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Male (stag)
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Females (hinds)
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Cervinae
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Cervus nippon

The sika deer (Cervus nippon) is a member of the deer family Cervidae. It lives in East Asia. It is found in mixed deciduous forests to the north, and mixed subtropical deciduous and evergreen forests to the south.

Distribution[change | change source]

Sika deer are native to Taiwan to Japan, but they have been introduced to many parks in Europe. In the UK, there are large populations in Ireland and Scotland and there are patchy populations scattered across England.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. Harris, R.B. (2008). "Cervus nippon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 April 2009.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.