Endangered Animals of Asia

Sika Deer

Description:

  • Classification: mammal
  • Covered with fur coats and white spots
  • Greyish-brown coat in winter, turns lighter in the summer (with light spots and a dark stripe along the back)
  • Medium-sized (ARK)
  • Shoulder height - 640-1090 mm.
  • Body Length - 950-1800 mm.
  • Weight - 45-80 kg. (RED)
  • Communicates through types of sounds, as well as postures and touch.
  • The Sika deer is able to adapt to a variety of habitats. (ARK)

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Why is the Sika Deer endangered?

Threats:


  • Category: Least Concerned-as of 2008 (RED)
  • Populations are managed under the Deer Act of 1991 in England and Wales (ARK)


Food Chain:

Herbivore


Food Source:
  • Grass, sedges, holly, conifers, fungi, acorns, bark, heather, ivy, leaves, twigs, marsh grasses, fallen leaves trees, herbs, fungi, bamboo, ground fern.


Location of Food Source:
  • Trees and shrubs


Prey:
  • Tigers, gray wolves, humans


(ARK)



Habitat:

Location:
  • Eastern Siberia, China, Formosa, Japan, Korea, Machuria, Taiwan, and parts of Vietnam (RED)


Terrain:

  • Forests with dense understory and open grassy areas

*Sika Deers are able to adapt to a variety of habitats.


Climate:

  • Varies-able to adapt to a variety of habitats.
  • Usually likes deciduous forests


Home:

  • Forest floor

(ARK)

Adaptation:


Protection:


structures:

  • ~communication of warning sounds: screams produced by males, a high-pitched whistle followed by a chirp-like sound
behaviors:
  • ~speed: able to clear obstacles up to 1.7m in height.
  • ~migration: migrate to lower valleys during the winter


(RED)


Getting and Eating Food:


structures:

  • ~antlers: helps to protect
behaviors:
  • ~females: travel in small groups
  • ~males: prefer to be isolated


(ARK)

エゾシカ食事中

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