Scientific name: Megaloceros giganteus
Height: shoulder-height approx. 2,1 m.
weight: 540-600 kg, up to 700 kg for the largest individuals.
Food source: Grass, herbs, and other vegetation.
Distribution: Meadows and open forest in Europe, Northern Asia and Africa, and parts of China.
Status: Emerged approx. 1 million years ago. The oldest finding is from Ireland and it is 400,000 years old. The latest finding is registered in Siberia, and it is 7,700 years old. The Irish Elk became extinct in Denmark 8-10,000 years ago.