Meet the Père David's Deer
Père David's Deer are a species of deer that are native to the subtropical river valleys of China. Their coat is a reddish tan in the summer and changes to a dull grey in the winter. They have unique antlers that point backwards, and can be shed twice throughout the year.
About Père David's Deer
Père David's Deer are semiaquatic animals and are good swimmers. They tend to spend long periods of time standing in water up to their shoulders, which is why they supplement their diet with aquatic plants. Historically, the main predators threatening Père David's Deer are tigers and leopards, though they don't encounter these predators while in captivity.
|Height||3.9 feet (at the shoulder)|
|Diet||Grasses, aquatic plants|
|Gestation Period||9-10 months|
|Life Span||Up to 18 years|
they are a good luck sign
From their origins in Chinese legends, Père David's Deer are a sign of good fortune, and late emperors believed eating their meat would lead to everlasting life.
WELCOME TO BEAVERS BEND SAFARI PARK
Nestled in 90 acres in Broken Bow, OK, Beavers Bend Safari Park is home to a variety of animals like Bison, Zebra, Ostrich, Zubu, Deer, and more.