You might think that if you’ve seen one deer, you’ve seen them all! The Sika deer, however, is not your average deer. In fact, they are quite unique! Native to Japan and much of East Asia, the Sika is one of a few species that do not lose their spots as they mature! Those spots, along with their delicate appearing legs, are trademarks of this species!
Although now uncommon in much of Asia, the Sika are abundant in Japan. The males are larger than the females and can weigh up to 154 pounds, with some sub-species of Sika weighing even more! Their diet consists of plants, roots and other greenery. In areas where they are abundant, they have become accustomed to being fed by humans!