Red DeerName: Rudolf, Dancer, Prancer
Origin: Most of Europe and parts of Asia
1. These are the only deer which are native to Ireland and their Irish name is FiaRua.
2. The male deer is called a stag, a female a hind and a baby a calf.
4. Stags grow antlers in the spring and lose them at the end of winter.
5. Antler size depends on age, health and nutrition of the deer.
In spring the Red Deer grows a soft skin covering on their antlers, called velvet, for protection.