Bucks have lost their antlers

May 5, 2014
Bucks have lost their antlers

On exactly the same day as last year the first buck lost his antlers 5th May. What is the difference between antler and horn? Read on to find out

Antler- They are true bone and are a single structure, and in most species only occur on males, reindeer being an exception. InĀ  species, antlers are shed and regrown each year. This is an increbile feet, particularly for wild red deer, grazing acid hills.

Horn- Many animal 'horns' are made of a-keratin which is the same stuff that forms hair, claws and fingernails. They do not fall off each year