What Is The National Animal of Ireland?

What Is The National Animal of Ireland?

The national animal of Ireland is the red deer. The scientific name of red deer is Cervus elaphus. The red deer are vastly found in Europe, Asia, and Central Asia.

The male red deer (stags) weigh up to 190 KG and can be 130 cm high. Females, on the other hand, are shorter weigh around 70-120 KG and are 100 cm high. Red deer love to live in woody areas also heath-lands for both food and cover.

Red deer have inhabited Ireland since 10,000 B.C. However, a hefty increase in hunting, commercialization, and deforestation made many herds of red deer went extinct.

1. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-the-national-animal-of-ireland.html
2. www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/…/is-the-hare-our-national-animal-48218.html

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