Giant Deer Skull and Antlers (Megaloceros giganteus)

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This is the skull and antlers of a giant extinct deer, the largest that ever lived. DNA from the bones show that they are most closely related to present-day fallow deer. It stood over 2 metres high at the shoulders and the antlers on the male frequently reached a span of over 3.5 metres.

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