The Vietnamese sika deer is almost exterminated in its area of origin. The remaining livestocks live in gates in national parks (Cuc-Phuong, Cat-Ba and Ba-Vi) and are now under strict prodection. There are also many sikas on deer farms in Vietnam.
Weight: up to 80 Kilogramm
Size: head to barrel length 95 and 140 cm, shoulder height 64 to 100 cm
Age: 15 -20 years
gestation period: ca. 7 month, 1-2 calves
food: Buds and shoots, leaves, berries, fruits. In wetlands also reeds, bulrushes and aquatic plants.
habitat: Forests with dense undergrowth. However, they also occur in wetlands.
Way of life: Adult males are loners for most of the year while females and animals come together in groups of two to ten and rarely fifty animals.
Danger: The subspecies Vietnamese sika is extinct in the wild (red list: extinct in the wild)
Breeding program: The European Conservation Breeding Programme (EEP) is coordinated by Berlin Zoo which also leads the International Breeding Book.