Endangered Animals of Asia
- 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)
- 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
- Tigers, gray wolves, humans
- Eastern Siberia, China, Formosa, Japan, Korea, Machuria, Taiwan, and parts of Vietnam (RED)
- Forests with dense understory and open grassy areas
*Sika Deers are able to adapt to a variety of habitats.
- Varies-able to adapt to a variety of habitats.
- Usually likes deciduous forests
- Forest floor
- ~communication of warning sounds: screams produced by males, a high-pitched whistle followed by a chirp-like sound
- ~speed: able to clear obstacles up to 1.7m in height.
- ~migration: migrate to lower valleys during the winter
Getting and Eating Food:
- ~antlers: helps to protect
- ~females: travel in small groups
- ~males: prefer to be isolated
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