Meet the Sika Deer
The Sika Deer, also known as the Spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a small to medium sized deer. They have been found in East Asia. They have also been introduced to other parts of the world.
About the Sika Deer
Sika deer are either small or medium-sized, depending on where they are living. They have very small heads and short legs. They prefer to live in forested areas and migrate seasonally in mountainous areas. The primary threats to Sika deer are habitat loss, hunting for their meat and antler velvet, and pollution. Sika deer's name comes from "shika", the Japanese word for deer. They are known for making a wide range of vocal sounds that can range from barks to groans to whistling cries.
|Height||1'5" to 3'5"|
|Weight||55 to 245 pounds|
|Diet||Grasses, leaves, herbs, fruits, fungi|
|Gestation Period||8 months|
|Life Span||12-25 years|
|Threats||Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss|
Sika Deer are excellent swimmers
Sika Deer will readily enter the water if they need to do so to escape from predators or for other reasons.
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