Animal Age

How old does a Père David’s deer get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Père David’s deer reaches?

An adult Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus) usually gets as old as 23.25 years.

Père David’s deers are around 286 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 10.48 kg (23.11 lbs) and measure 8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Cervidae family (genus: Elaphurus), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 61.4 cm (2′ 1″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Père David's deer gets as old as 23.25 years

The Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus), also known as the milu (Chinese: 麋鹿; pinyin: mílù) or elaphure, is a species of deer that went extinct in the wild, but has been reintroduced in some areas. The milu is native to the river valleys of China, where it prefers wetland habitats. It grazes mainly on grass and aquatic plants. It is the only extant member of the genus Elaphurus. Based on genetic comparisons, Père David’s deer is closely related to the deer of the genus Cervus, leading many experts to suggest merging Elaphurus into Cervus, or demoting Elaphurus to a subgenus of Cervus.

Animals of the same family as a Père David’s deer

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Cervidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Père David’s deer

With an average age of 23.25 years, Père David’s deer are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Père David’s deer

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Père David’s deer

A fully grown Père David’s deer reaches around 165.5 kg (364.85 lbs). So do these animals: