|This deer is
slightly smaller than the Western European Red Deer. In summer, the
coat is lighter in colour with a distinct border to the lighter patch
on the rump. The rest of the colour is dark reddish brown with a greyer
face and neck. The legs are blackish brown. In winter the animal grows long hair on the neck.
Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in parts of England such as Westmorland, Devon, Somerset, and the New Forest.
Red deer are ruminants,surviving on plant based foods.
Females in their second autumn can produce one or very rarely two
offspring per year. The gestation period is 240 to 262 days, and the
offspring weigh about 15 kg (33 lb). After two weeks, fawns are able to
join the herd and are fully weaned after two months. All red deer fawns
are born spotted.