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Irish Elk

Megaceros or Irish Elk lived throughout Eurasia from the late Pliocene to the Late Pleistocene. They were among our first Animal Gods.

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The Irish elk is the largest deer to have ever existed. It went into extinction approximately 7,700 years ago.

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from HKDC

30 Awesome Artworks of Extinct Animals

rendering of an extinct irish elk, also know as Megaloceros giganteus, was one of the largest deer that ever lived. This site has cool illustrations of what some long extinct animals may have looked like. This is a piece of art!

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Megaloceros giganteus (Irish elk) sketch dump by oxpecker

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from Oddee

10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals

extinct animals: Irish Deer: the largest deer that ever lived (extinct about 7,700 years ago) [Wiki - Photo: (c) The Field Museum, CK1T]

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Thranduil and his Irish Elk, as I've learned it's called. It still looks like a moose to me, though.

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Prehistoric Irish elk skeleton . Hessischelandesmuseum Darmstadt

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ShukerNature: THE LAST OF THE IRISH ELKS? - INVESTIGATING SOME MEGALOCEROS MYSTERIES

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Irish Elk or Giant Deer (Megaloceros giganteus) by licornenoir, via Flickr

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