Number of red deer doubles in past 5 years in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Red deer stag caught on camera trap in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Photo: Global Conservation., 03 Dec 2020 - 11:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

The number of red deer has almost doubled in the past five years in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, announces the Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia.

As of today there are 803 red deer in the park, which is 16 deer more than in 2019. 

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park is an important place for the preservation and conservation of the deer population in Georgia, therefore, the agency monitors their numbers throughout the year through photo traps, rangers and accounting methods", says the administration of the park.

Situated in the diverse array of flora and faunacenter of the Caucasus Ecoregion, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park has a diverse array of flora and fauna. There are 64 species of mammals recorded in the area, 11 of them are native to the Caucasus, and eight species are included in the Red List of Georgia. 

The main species of wildlife in the area include the red deer, chamois, roe deer, brown bear, wolf and lynx.  

Also, 20 species of bats are recorded in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.