The video was made during the inspection of camera traps. As the experts of the national park explain, “swimming” in the lake, animals cool down in the summer heat and extract hydrophytes from the bottom – aquatic vegetation rich in useful substances.
“These ungulates are excellent swimmers and divers, they feel quite safe in the water. For the first time, we were able to capture such behavior in person, using a smartphone camera,” said Viktor Storozhuk, a Land of the Leopard researcher. FGBU.
The Sika deer is found in the south of the Primorsky Territory of Russia. Now more than 23,000 spotted deer live there.