Sika

Sika Deer ( Cervus Nippon )

Common name – Sika Deer Latin name – Cervus nippon History Sika deer were mid-19th century imports from the Far East into some UK estates.  The majority came from Japan and a combination of releases into the wild and park escapees have resulted in growing feral Sika...

Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)

Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)     Sika are becoming regarded as a pest in areas of conflict since the damage that they cause is serious and the rate of hybridisation with red deer alarming. Hybridisation appears to be most pronounced at the edges of population...