Antlers: branched, varies according to species and area
Coat: red, reddish brown or gray-brown in summer; darker and greyish in winter; Trunk patch yellowish; often with black stripes on the tail; Juveniles spotted;
In our landscapes, the red deer are quite shy animals. They are usually active at dusk and at night and can be seen only where they are not disturbed, even during the day.
Hardly any other animal is harbored in European forests like the red deer. A deer antler is still considered an extremely desirable hunting trophy. Red deer often become a “problematic animal” as deer populations proliferate under favorable living conditions: they peel the bark off the trees and “bite” young shoots, as they have a great need for raw vegetable fibers.