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Wapiti bull (right) and red deer stag (left).

The most distinctive difference is that the wapiti bull (on the right) has a large cream rump patch (around the tail).  The fur of the wapiti is slightly more fawn-coloured and the antlers are a bit more palmate (hand-like) than those of the red deer stag.

Photograph: Fiordland Wapiti Foundation