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. In 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