DEER

Introduced - Farmed and Wild in New Zealand

New Zealand has seven deer species (eight if you count moose, which may or may not still survive in the wilds of Fiordland).  All have been introduced.

Initially they were protected from hunting and with New Zealand having no natural predators, numbers in the wild quickly increased. Cullers were employed from the 1920's and farming began in 1969.

FALLOW DEER

At Paradise Valley Springs you can meet the Fallow Deer (Dama dama), a small species of deer that have been introduced to many countries around the world.

RED DEER


The majority of deer found wild and also farmed in New Zealand are Red Deer (Cervus elaphus). Meet our Red Deer hind 'Bambi'.


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Phone:
64 7 348 9667
Fax:
64 7 349 3359
Location:
467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
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