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Bizarre “shikadamari” deer gathering at Nara Park baffles people in Japan

The animals behave differently this summer.

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Deer in Nara Park mysteriously disappear during this year’s shikadamari season

Free-roaming deer continue to baffle visitors and experts with their unusual behaviour.

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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