Wild red deer, Richmond Park London
What’s there: With 300 red deer and 350 fallow deer, it is relatively easy to spot these wonderful creatures. They are wild animals so always keep your distance (especially if you have a dog!). If you’re in the park during autumn, the deer breeding season means you may see the red stags and fallow bucks competing for females with plenty of roaring and antler-fighting. Baby deer are born in June, but they're much harder to spot as mothers hide them in the long grass.
Open: The park opens from 7am in the summer and 7.30am in the winter, and closes at dusk. You can find exact closing times on the website.
More info: Royal Parks - Richmond Park
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