The Irish Elk was the largest deer that ever lived. Its home was Eurasia, from Ireland into the lakes at Baikal, and it lived during the Pleistocen area. The last of the giant deer died out about 7 thousand years ago. Artwork by Charles R. Knight
Irish elk (Megaloceros giganteus)
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The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) of Pleistocene Europe. Although its body size was similar to an Alaskan moose, M. giganteus is famous for possessing the largest antlers ever observed in the d...
Megaceros or Irish Elk lived throughout Eurasia from the late Pliocene to the Late Pleistocene. They were among our first Animal Gods.
Bambi, the great deer who walks beside Kara. Punishes hunters and takes care of the orphaned. Has never harmed an animal in his life but has killed many humans.
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"The Irish Deer or Giant Deer was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Baikal, during the Late Pleistocene. The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago." More at the post. Text & image via vincentkhoo819 And, look at those vertebral spines in the upper thoracic region! Must have been attachment site for some massive muscles.
10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals
extinct animals: Irish Deer: the largest deer that ever lived (extinct about 7,700 years ago) [Wiki - Photo: (c) The Field Museum, CK1T]