Sika Deer are native to East Asia. They have greyish brown skin and white spots. Sika is Japanese for a small deer. Sika stags have antlers. The velvet antlers grow in May, they are attractions to females and as weapons in fighting during mating season. Antlers are shed and regrow each year. The Sika deer is regarded as sacred in Japan. In their native range, Sika Deer are secure in Japan, but populations across continental Asia are endangered due to hunting for meat, hides, antler and habitat loss.