One of the signs located in the animal corners of the Yarkon Park, depicting the animals found there.
The Axis deer was photographed the next day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Branding symbol of the city of Tel Aviv
Emblem of the Ganei Yehoshua company Axis Deer
The antlers horns are different from those of other ruminants (Horn). Moose horns are self-supporting structures that grow each year usually in the summer, and usually only the male raises them. The horn begins to develop in the young deer, when initially the deer has two bumps on the head from which the antlers develop. During the development of the horns, they are wrapped in a special skin tissue (Velvet) that is rich in blood vessels, and it provides the horns with oxygen and nutrients necessary for their growth. This tissue remains on the horns for several months, until the bone in the horn hardens. Once the bone has hardened, the skin tissue will detach from the foundation (and will not be removed from it). The deer secrete a certain odor from glands near their eyes and forehead to mark their territory. This scent is sometimes used by hunters who are interested in finding deer. In addition, deer have a special light-reflecting layer in their eyes (Tapetum lucidum), which equips them with good night vision. During the breeding season, moose will use their horns to fight each other to attract females from the herd. The two moose will move in a circle, bend their legs backwards, lower their heads, and then attack each other.
LC - without fear of extinction
Pregnancy: 5 months
Sexual maturity: one year
Life expectancy: 17 years
Number of offspring: 1
Social structure: band