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Giant deer fossils teach us how the earth changes

October 23, 2010
By GARRY BRANDENBURG

Deer hunters can only dream of antlers this large on a deer. It is proof of what was possible and common a long time ago. Since the extinct GIANT DEER or IRISH ELK is long gone, it still raises lots of comments among scientists of how an animal this large could cope with headgear so big. Well, it did, and it flourished for many ten of thousands of years on open grassland and tundra landscapes much different than what we humans are familiar with today.

 
 
 

 

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