Kōrero: Deer and deer farming

Wapiti (North American elk)

Wapiti (North American elk)

Wapiti have been in New Zealand since 1905, when they were released in Fiordland. Many of the first farmed wapiti came from that area. They readily crossbreed with red deer, producing progeny which are larger than red deer and have bigger antlers.

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Photograph by Murray Cook

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - The beginnings of deer farming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15808/wapiti-north-american-elk (accessed 22 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ken Drew, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008