Story: Deer and deer farming

Fawns suckling

Fawns suckling

Red deer usually have only one fawn per pregnancy, and not all hinds become pregnant in any one year. The national average weaning percentage for red deer in 2005 was about 80% – in other words, for every 100 hinds mated, 80 fawns were eventually weaned.

Photograph courtesy of New Zealand Warnham and Woburn Society.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Feeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008