Medium to large-sized ungulate. Red deer have reddish-brown coats, can weigh 180 kg. Fallow deer are much smaller and have chestnut coats.
To help protect our environment:
Forests, grasslands, plantations.
Heavy and selective browsing can radically change forest structure and soil processes. Can be reservoir for bovine TB. Can be a road hazard.
Auckland Council undertakes feral deer control throughout the region to protect our indigenous ecosystems and farmland. Goals include: