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Dybowski's Deer

(engl: Dybowski's Deer)

Summer and winter fashion

The Dybowski Deer's fur changes colour completely between their summer and winter coats. Their red and brown summer coat, with large white spots, looks similar to "Bambi", but their winter coat is monochrome - black and brown, and rather scruffy.

Trophy hunting is not worth it

The Dybowski Deer, a subspecies of the Asian Sika Deer, doesn’t develop magnificent antlers, since their antler formation ends when they reach 8 to 10. However, velvet antlers (dried immature antlers) are eaten in their homeland as a delicacy.

Dybowski-Hirsch, Foto: Tom Burger
Dybowski-Hirsch, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Dybowski Hirsch
Verbreitungsgebiet: Dybowski Hirsch
Scientific Surname Cervus nippon dybowski
Order Artiodactyla
Family Deer
Size male: till 110 cm, female: till 95 cm
Weight male: till 100 kg, female: till 80 kg
Reproduction gestation period 7 month, 1-2 subadults
Distribution East Asia
Habitat forest, swamps
Food Foliage, Grasses, Herbs
Livestock endangered