A Père David's deer with magnificent antlers


Milu or Père David's Deer now only exist in captivity. Curiously, some of the stags can grow and shed a second set of antlers each year.

Scientific name: Elaphurus davidianus

Rank: Species

Common names:

Père David's deer

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Map showing the distribution of the Milu taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Milu can be found in a number of locations including: Asia, China. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Milu distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Population trend: Increasing

Year assessed: 2008

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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