Sika

Long jumper

During the Autumn rutting season, Japanese sika stags use their antlers in battles where they fight for the right to mate with the hinds. The losers gather in groups to wait for a new chance next year. A sika deer can easily jump up to 3 metres and is an outstanding swimmer. During the summer it has many spots, but is uniform grey in winter. In the past, the sika deer was a holy animal in Japan.

Facts

Weight:
25-80
kg
Young:
1
stk
Weight of young:
5-6
kg
Gestation:
225-240
days
Age:
15-18
age

Geography

Where in the world?

Asia

Where in Knuthenborg?

Skovridersletten

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