The largest mammal in Britain is, according to the Daily Telegraph, the Exmoor Emperor, a 300lb, 9ft red deer stag, a “truly magnificent” example of the species. The deer on Exmoor are among the biggest in the country.
information about Red deer
- They survived the Ice Age in Britain, unlike Fallow deer, which became extinct and were reintroduced by the Normans in the 11th century.
- A stag can weigh up to 190kg (420lbs), making Red deer the largest land mammal in the UK
- How do stags sort out conflicts outside the rutting season, when their antlers aren’t fully formed? Read the rest of this entry