Sika deer

The Sika deer, also known as the “Japanese deer,” is a species of deer originating from the Far East, particularly from Japan, where it is revered for its grace and spiritual symbolism. With its spotted coat and branched antlers, it evokes the elegance and beauty of nature in the lush forests and steep mountains of the region.

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1,2 m

average size

42 kg

average weight

224 days

gestation period


Identity card

  • Name: Sika deer
  • Latin name: Cervus nippon
  • Origin: East Asia (Siberia, Manchuria, China, Korea, and Japan)
  • IUCN-status:  Least concerned
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