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Estonian text posted 25.03.2019
Red deer Punahirv Cervus elaphus
The shedding period of antlers lasts. Constant viewers of the webcam have noticed that the mature individuals with the most powerful antlers start it.
Young stags, a few years old, can still be seen wearing simple stick-like antlers in April.
The age of
We can estimate the weight of a pair of antlers roughly. For instance if we count five tines on one antler of an adult stag such a pair of antlers may weigh up to five kilos. On aging, or from their tenth year, the development of the antlers of the
When the old antlers have been shed in the forest the deer at once start to grow new ones instead and this visibly to the eye, up to a couple of centimetres in 24 hours.