List of 16 Animals With Antlers (With Pictures)

16 animals with antlers with pictures

Many animals with antlers have evolved to survive in different habitats but have faced similar challenges. Because they live in such diverse fields and forests, they must often compete for food and territory. Antlers also differ in shape, size, and color among different species. They can also be used as weapons or tools by animals that hunt each other or compete for mates. This article will discuss more animals with antlers.

Alashan Wapiti

The Alaskan wapiti is a large deer species found in Alaska and parts of Canada. It is a subspecies of the American elk and can grow up to 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 90 kilograms (200 pounds). The Alaskan wapiti has antlers that grow outside its ears like the moose, but they are much smaller than their larger relatives. The antler has two points, which makes it look like a star when viewed from above. The horns are used to fight among males during mating season or defend territory against other males.×683.jpg

Alaska Moose

The moose is also known as “the giant deer” or “moose cow” because it grows to be over six feet tall at the shoulder, though their length can be as much as eight feet long if they are males or females with large racks. These animals have dark brown fur with white patches on their heads, necks, and backs. They also have long legs that help them stay warm in cold weather conditions.

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Barren-Ground Caribou

The barren-ground caribou is a species of deer that lives in the tundra of northwestern North America and northern Canada. They are one of five caribou species and the only one living in North America. The barren-ground caribou has long antlers that fight off predators, such as wolves and bears. This animal is also known as the boreal woodland caribou or the northern caribou, which when it lives south of its natural range.

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Boreal Woodland Caribou

The boreal woodland caribou is a subspecies of the boreal caribou that live in temperate forests in Canada and Alaska. It has longer antlers than other subspecies, which makes it less likely to be attacked by predators such as bears and wolves. The name “boreal woodland” comes from being found north of the tree line – this means it lives in wooded areas where trees grow tall enough for their branches to touch.×688.jpg

Cedros Island Mule Deer

The mule deer is one of the most common animals on the island. It can weigh up to 225 pounds and has a body length of up to 55 inches. The head and body are olive-brown, while its back and sides are white or light brown. Its antlers are long, with a spread that can reach 4 feet wide at the base. These antlers are often used as decorations for Christmas trees in the United States; they are made of bone covered with keratin or hair.

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Columbian Black-Tailed Deer

The Columbian black-tailed deer is another species common to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico island. It’s also known as the North American black-tailed deer or Cervus Canadensis columbianus. The average weight for this animal is approximately 150 pounds, but males may reach up to 220 pounds in size. It has a dark brown coat with white underparts visible from an angle only from behind its neck down to its belly area; this patterning makes it easier for predators to identify their prey when hunting in groups.

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Elk and Moose

Elk are horned herbivores that live in North America, Europe, and Asia. They are the largest member of the deer family. Elk have long legs and necks that allow them to browse above the ground, while their large bodies help them feed on mature trees with their antlers. Elk have huge heads with an antler rack that grows every year. The antlers are shed in late summer or early fall.

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Moose are similar to white-tailed deer but have four antlers per side instead of two. Moose can be found in almost all of Canada and Alaska and parts of northern Europe, Greenland, Russia, Greenland, Scandinavia, and Siberia.

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European Fallow Deer

The European fallow deer (Dama dama) is a small deer that lives in Europe and Asia. Its typical habitat is open grasslands, with trees or bushes nearby. This species is the most widespread but also occurs in forests and wetlands. It has a long history of domestication (from ancient times to the present) and is still used for hunting and livestock. The fallow deer has large antlers which grow for about two years before they are shed each winter during their mating season, after which they regrow in the spring.

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The Manitoba Elk

Manitoba elk (Cervus Canadensis Canadensis) is the largest deer in North America, with males weighing up to a ton and standing nearly five feet tall. Their antlers can grow up to six feet wide, making them one of Earth’s largest and most impressive animals. The male elk uses its large antlers to fight with other males during the breeding season and attract females. The female elk uses her large antlers as a weapon to protect herself from predators, but not so much against other members of her species.×668.jpg


The Merriam’s Elk

Merriam’s elk (Cervus Canadensis merriami) are smaller than Manitoba elk and have much smaller antlers that measure about 4.5 inches long by 3.75 inches wide in males. In comparison, females only grow about 4 inches long by 2 inches wide in their lifetime. Merriam’s elk is also known as a “wapiti,” which means “white tail” in French; this name comes from the white underside of its tail that contrasts with its brown back while grazing. It’s an extinct subspecies.

Finnish Forest Reindeer

The Finnish forest reindeer is a small, brown-skinned animal living in northern Europe’s boreal forests. It has long antlers, which can grow 4 inches wide at the base and continue growing until they reach 6 feet long. The Finnish forest reindeer is one of two species of deer native to the European continent, along with the European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). The two species are closely related and interbreed naturally, though only occasionally.

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Irish Elk

The Irish elk is one of the most impressive animals in the world and stands out due to its antlers. The antlers comprised two types of bone: pedicels and tines. Each time, a single point at the end grows upward from a point on the main beam. The Irish elk antlers could grow up to 6-meters long. It is the largest species of Elk ever to exist.

The Irish Elk is extinct. They lived in Ireland and Scotland, where they traveled over mountains to find food during the winter months when there was less vegetation available for them to eat.×688.jpg


Mountain Reindeer

Reindeer are large hoofed mammals that live in the mountain regions of northern Europe and Asia. The reindeer’s antlers grow all year long; they emerge fully formed in late winter or early spring and grow throughout the rest of the year until they fall off during late summer or early fall. Reindeer can be identified by their long legs, which allow them to travel through deep snow without sinking into it, or by their large ears, which help them hear predators approaching from below (which is why they have been used as an instrument for locating buried bodies).×684.jpg


Manitoban Elk

The Manitoban elk (Cervus Canadensis Manitobans) is a subspecies of the American elk that lives in the northern parts of the province of Manitoba in Canada. It is the largest subspecies of elk and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg). The males grow antlers twice a year to compete for females. The antlers are used for fighting and also to attract mates. They are also used for defense when an animal attacks it from behind or from above.

The elk has two types of antlers: large ones that are shed during summer and smaller ones that are shed during winter. The males grow these antlers every year between November and April, depending on their age. Only one male grows large antlers in Manitoba yearly; all others grow smaller ones.×668.jpg

Mule Deer

Mule deer are a popular target for hunters because of their large size and antlers. They can be found in the Western United States and Canada. In addition to being hunted for their meat, mule deer are also hunted for their antlers.

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Antlers begin to grow at about two years old and continue growing until they reach full size at about seven or eight years old. The male deer’s antlers grow larger than the female deer’s antlers. A typical male has antlers that measure up to 9 feet long, while a typical female’s antlers measure around 7 feet long. Males typically have more impressive antlers than females because they use them to attract mates during mating season (typically in the spring).

Marsh Deer

Marsh deer are small- to medium-sized deer species native to North America. They have black eyes and small ears, giving them a “masked” look as opposed to other species’ large ears. Like most other species, they also have small antlers that grow from the top of their heads rather than from their sides. Their antlers can be up to three inches long and grow at different times during their lives, depending on their sex and age. Although marsh deer are smaller than mule deer, they can still be dangerous predators for humans if left unsupervised or unbaited.

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Wrapping Up

Antlers are an important part of the lives of many animals. They fight with other males, attract females and defend themselves. Creatures with antlers include deer, elks, and moose. But not all species use their antlers to stay alive. Antlers are a distinctive characteristic of members of the deer family. They are normally found in males and do not appear in humans or other animals. Antlers are a secondary sexual characteristic developed as part of sexual dimorphism in the deer family.