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Red deer

(Cervus elaphus) The red deer has lived in the wild in Sweden since the Ice Age. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was close to becoming extinct in our country. Today the population is slowly increasing. They live mainly in the Province of Skåne. Usually the red deer also occurs in southern and in mid-Sweden and - on rare occasions - as far north as the coastal areas of northern Sweden. A grown-up male has antlers, which normally have three tines that are pointed forward. The upper tines form a "crown", which has given the deer its Swedish name: "crown deer".

Order:Even-toed ungulates (Artiodactyla)
Family:Deer (Cervidae)
Weight:Males (stags): about 250 kilos
Females (hinds): about 120 kilos
Life span:About 30 years
Mating periodSeptember-October
Gestation period:About 235 days
Fawns:Are born in May-June, generally only 1 fawn, 2 on rare occasions.