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red deer

red deer

Homeland:
Europe, island-like occurrences also in North Africa and Asia
Food:
• Grass • Leaves
Habitat:
• Mixed deciduous forest • Grassland
enemies:
Wolf, lynx, where common leopard
Activities:
Mainly active at dusk, phases of activity alternate with phases of rest during the course of the day
social structure:
Cows with their calves can form small herds. The deer herd their own for most of the year.
Already knew?
The red deer is the largest and heaviest land wild animal that lives freely in Germany.

The Central European subspecies of the red deer is today the largest wild animal in our forests and therefore also in the Steinwasen Park. It claims for itself a wide habitat with favorable feeding conditions. Grasses, herbs, field and forest fruits, tree bark, green foliage and young shoots form its grazing. The rutting season is from early September to mid-October. Then in the evening you can hear the red deer roaring loudly. The hind comes in at the end of May or in June, more rarely two calves. There were also plenty of youngsters again this year in the Steinwasen Park. The red deer sheds its antlers every year, which then grow back even larger and more beautiful within a few weeks.