Belling red deer
Edelhert - Red deer - Cervus elaphus hippelaphus. Living in Apeldoorn which is situated in a nature area called Veluwe, is a great prerogative regarding wildlife. Many red deer, roe deer, fallow dear, wild boar and foxes live in the forest. With luck, and some knowledge of the area, you may encounter them when walking those forests. They are the largest species of deer. Late summer, early autumn the mating seasons begins, and the belling is an impressive part of it. A strong harrowing sound which carries for miles.
The red deer is one of the largest deer species. Depending on taxonomy, the red deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in northwestern Africa, being the only species of deer to inhabit Africa. Red deer have been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. In many parts of the world the meat from red deer is used as a food.. more