Wild Deer

In Great Britain

Great Britain is home to six wild deer species (see below), two of which are native to the UK; Red and Roe - the rest have formed wild populations and have been introduced through various ways, but the most common example is from farm and park escapees. You will find wild deer across the UK in a wide variety of habitats including, forestry, woodland, agricultural field margins, marshes and increasingly urban fringes. Some habitats will have more than one deer species, in some cases you can find up to five of the six living in that area. Each deer shares characteristics with the other members of the same species e.g. anatomy of feet; more interestingly is the differences in behaviour, antlers, pelage, communication, feeding habits etc. 

 

read below to find out more species specific information. 

Majestic Powerful Red Deer Stag Cervus E
Red Deer

Cervus elaphus

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Fallow Deer

Dama dama

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A strong sika deer stands early in the m
Sika Deer

Cervus nippon

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european roe deer, capreolus capreolus,
Roe Deer

Capreolus capreolus

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Chinese water deer standing still in a f
Chinese Water Deer

Hydropotes Inermis

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Male Muntjac deer in a field of crop
Muntjac Deer

Munticus reevsi

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