Breeding season for Milu deer reaches peak in east China

It's the peak of the breeding season for the Milu deer at the Dafeng Milu Nature Reserve in Yancheng City of east China's Jiangsu Province.

The deer's breeding season usually starts in March and ends in May. The reserve has welcomed 56 newborns so far this year, and the first fawn of 2020 was born in March.

Milu deer is native to China. It went extinct at one point before being reintroduced into the wild. The species is currently under first-class state protection in China.

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