Scotland’s deer are changing shape due to hybridisation

Scotland’s wild red deer have bred with Japanese sika deer, serving to reduce their size-

Red deer are similar to American elk, wapiti. Ironically a concern in the U.S. is red deer from “hunting” ranches escaping to breed with elk.

Scotland’s deer are changing shape due to hybridisation. By Jody Bourton. Earth News reporter. BBC

One Response to “Scotland’s deer are changing shape due to hybridisation”

  1. mikepost Says:

    The article does not discuss why the Sika deer are there in the first place. Any info? Game farming gone awry?


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