Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Red Deer in the snow
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_04_C_0608
DATE OF IMAGE
1978
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14967
KEYWORDS
snowfall
snowfalls
winter scenes
Red Deer in the snow

Red Deer are one of the largest deer species and are found throughout most of Europe as well as in Asia and Africa. They have also been successfully introduced to Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. There is a large indigenous population in Scotland but interbreeding with Sika Deer is also common. Red Deer spend most of the year in single sex groups but join up for the rutting (mating) season which lasts from late August to early winter. The peak breeding age for male deer is around 8 years old and dominant breeding males can have a herd of around 20 hinds.

The natural predators of Red Deer are wolves and brown bears but as neither of these species exists in the wild in Scotland, deer numbers are carefully managed through selective culling to ensure the strength and health of the animals.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Red Deer in the snow

1970s

snowfall; snowfalls; winter scenes

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Red Deer are one of the largest deer species and are found throughout most of Europe as well as in Asia and Africa. They have also been successfully introduced to Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. There is a large indigenous population in Scotland but interbreeding with Sika Deer is also common. Red Deer spend most of the year in single sex groups but join up for the rutting (mating) season which lasts from late August to early winter. The peak breeding age for male deer is around 8 years old and dominant breeding males can have a herd of around 20 hinds.<br /> <br /> The natural predators of Red Deer are wolves and brown bears but as neither of these species exists in the wild in Scotland, deer numbers are carefully managed through selective culling to ensure the strength and health of the animals.