Père David's Deer

Shop our collection of Père David’s deer Taxidermy mounts. In Stock & Ready to Ship! Père David’s deer, also known as the milu or elaphure, is a species of deer that is currently extinct in the wild — all known specimens are found only in captivity. This semiaquatic animal prefers marshland, and is native to the subtropics of China, but now found in Europe and the Americas. This species of deer was first made known to Western science in 1866 by Armand David (Père David), a French missionary working in China who brought specimens to Europe that saved the species.