- 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? Continue reading Interesting facts about Red Deer
Red deer – Britain’s largest land mammals – are at their most impressive during the autumn rut, when they advertise their power by prolonged roaring. There are many places to watch and listen to this natural spectacle, but perhaps the most accessible is Richmond Park in southwest London. Continue reading Where to watch Red Deer rutting
Nature and wildlife of Britain