Not only is the red deer one of the most widely distributed deer species with one of the largest ranges worldwide, but it actually has nearly twenty subspecies to its name. Although a handful of the subspecies are classified as vulnerable or endangered, the majority of them have been classified as animals of least concern by the IUCN. Here’s a cool fact: red deer only have their beautiful red coats during the warmer months, because during the winter they grow more insulated coats with a predominantly grey color!
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 12 L x 4.45 W x 10.75 H
- Size in inches: 4.72 L x 1.75 W x 4.23 H
- UPC: 095866000486
Although there are population declines and fragmentations in many areas, red deer are not considered to be under any real threat and they are listed as Least Concern. There are some subspecies that are considered threatened in China and are protected. Illegal hunting for deer parts used in traditional medicines in Mongolia have resulted in a 92% decline in the local populations. While it is declining in some of its original territory, it is considered a dangerous introduced species in Central and South America and they are classified as a pest in Queensland, Australia.