Fallow Deer

Dama dama (Linnaeus, 1758)

A medium sized species with a gingery brown, white spotted coat, white tail and a black outlined white rump patch. Bucks have broad, palmate antlers. During the autumnal mating season, known as the rut, males engage in violent physical contact, locking antlers as they fight over females.

Fallow Deer

Identification

A medium sized species with a gingery brown, white spotted coat, white tail and a black outlined white rump patch. Bucks have broad, palmate antlers. During the autumnal mating season, known as the rut, males engage in violent physical contact, locking antlers as they fight over females.

FAMILY

Cervidae

LATIN NAME

Dama dama

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Farmland, Grassland, Woodland

Herbs and grasses, and will browse young broadleved trees.

They can be seen all year round.

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
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LENGTH (CM)

130 - 180

Shoulder Height (CM)

50 - 120

WEIGHT (KG)

31 - 63

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

8 - 16 years

iucn Status
lc

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